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Rider University Is the alcohol policy really too strict?-3/8/16 “The penalties for both types of violations result in parental notification and fines starting at $100 for a Tier 1 violation, and can range anywhere from mere community service to dismissal from Rider if a fourth Tier 2 violation is reached.”
Rider University The nightmare scenario-1/15/10 Rider tragedy affects attitudes at Princeton
Rider University Rider students: School has become big brother after booze death-9/25/10 Students provide view on the Rider and the fraternity’s responsibility for student death. “another student said DeVercelly “made his own decision. Blaming other people is not right.””
Rider University At Mercer institutions, Greek life takes a variety of forms-10/07/11 Rider—“ As for partying, it is not allowed on campus unless a Greek group reserves a space in the campus pub with a campus safety monitor overseeing events and checking IDs of partygoers.”
Rider University College hazing rituals come under new fire after death of FAMU marching band student-12/9/11 “Two Rider University officials, including the Dean of Students, and three students were indicted in the death of a freshman in 2007 after a drinking binge at a campus fraternity house.

Recent Alcohol-Related Tragedies involving Rider University Students

Gary DeVercelly Jr, March 28, 2007,  Rider University How and why? Gary Jr., who succumbed after slipping into an alcohol-induced coma following a night of drinking at an on-campus frat party.   Gary  had a blood alcohol content of .426 and died of alcohol poisoning, 
Justin Warfield, October 17, 2007, Rider University How and why? Justin died yesterday following a night of drinking and drug use.  He was conscious but in an "altered state" when friends brought him to a Princeton Borough apartment late Tuesday.
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