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Social Host Ordinance
6:00 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Security Guards At Private Parties Might Not Be Worth It

U of O students, fraternities and sororities throw parties in the West and South University neighborhoods.
Credit Jes Burns

The Social Host Ordinance (or Unruly Gathering Ordinance) has been on the books in Eugene for almost six months. It allows police to give extra penalties to out-of-control party hosts. But, some partiers have come up with a new strategy to keep the cops away.

Eugene police.

“As an adult, if I had a party at my house, I wouldn’t let one stranger into my door.”

And young party-goers.

“We have a huge basement. We love having a DJ down there, we love having a ton of people”

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