Another Ivy League secret society came under fire for holding a high-risk party–this time over at Princeton, where all but two officers of the eating club Tiger Inn resigned after fallout for hosting a 21 Club party last Sunday. The 21 Club is a semi-secret society (what does that even mean anymore?) whose membership is made up of some of the biggest drunkards on campus. According to the Daily Princetonian, “During initiations, members reportedly have to drink 21 beers in 42 minutes, and the goal is to be the last one to throw up.”
The crackdown came not from the University–whose health and police departments reported no alcohol-related transports (impressive)–but from the TI’s Board of Governors, who saw the security footage from Sunday night’s event. I’d like to bring your attention to the hours during which this party was allegedly held: 3-6 AM. Destruction of property–we hear somebody punched a hole in a wall–and projectile vomiting (the two main offenses, according to the Princetonian article) are somewhat predictable party activities, but how big is your commitment to binge drinking that you waited until all other parties were over to start your own? Once the footage was seen, the officers resigned and, so we hear, Ivy–another eating club–told them their ICC passes were no longer valid there, because everything always has to be about Ivy.
The board’s president, Robert “Hap” Cooper ’82 maintains that Tiger Inn’s only involvement with the 21 Club party was allowing the use of the club’s space but still called for the officers’ resignation, lest the TI be shut down for the rest of the year and removed from this year’s tap process. Cooper also lists himself as president of the 21 Club on his LinkedIn, which maybe isn’t something you want to publicize anymore, dude.