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UT fraternities say culture changed since 'butt-chugging' incident

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Jordan Miller passes the football among friends outside the Sigma Phi Epsilon house at UT on Thursday. Photo by Saul Young/News Sentinel Jordan Miller passes the football among friends outside the Sigma Phi Epsilon house at UT on Thursday. Photo by Saul Young/News Sentinel
KNOXVILLE (News Sentinel) -

University of Tennessee police still find liquor bottles in basements, empty beer cans on front porches and even occasional marijuana pipes in rooms along Fraternity Park.

But the busts appear to be less frequent, even as police have stepped up patrols, according to UT documents obtained by the News Sentinel.

Next month will mark one year since a UT fraternity member made national headlines and late-night talk shows for an alleged alcohol enema that landed him in the hospital.

The administration swiftly enacted reforms campus-wide. But it was, at least in part, the local and national lampooning that compelled all the fraternities to rein in their hijinks, fraternity leaders said last week.

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