The Interfraternity Council has placed a ban on parties and socials during the weekend of the student-created holiday State Patty's Day, falling on Feb. 23 this year.

The President's Council, which includes the presidents from all fraternities that are a part of IFC, voted unanimously to "have no social functions at all on Feb. 23 and to hold no parties on Feb. 22," said Jordan Rolon, vice president of communications for the IFC.

This ban is in an attempt to "further eliminate the presence of this event at our university," the IFC said in a statement released Thursday.

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