Miami U panel recommends tougher student group standards after sororities' unruly behavior

Tougher conduct standards are being recommended for student groups at an Ohio university after three sororities were punished for unruly behavior.

A task force report released Friday by Miami University in southwest Ohio includes a recommendation of mandatory minimum sanctions for groups violating the school's hazing policy and mandatory sanctions for groups guilty of alcohol violations.

The report says punishments for individual student misbehavior — such as community service and suspensions — need to be adapted to address misbehavior by an entire student organization.

Miami suspended two sororities and put a third on probation after reports of drunken shenanigans and damage involving spring formals. Leaders of Miami's fraternities and sororities adopted new rules for off-campus social events.

A university spokeswoman says a student affairs council will review the recommendations before submitting them for school approval.