FRAT CAM: Frats and Sororities Now Living Under Surveillance at North Carolina State
Big brother is here.
Some people are paid to live in houses under constant surveillance for reality TV shows. Others are forced to do it for no money.
Campus Reform reports:
EXCLUSIVE: Frat cams give NC State intimate view of bros
At the start of the 2016 academic year, North Carolina State University installed surveillance cameras inside select fraternity and sorority houses.
The cameras were ostensibly there to monitor entrances for security purposes, but Campus Reform has learned through multiple sources that they were set up in a manner conducive to monitoring student behavior in their personal living spaces.
The university, though, has defended the practice to Campus Reform by arguing that the “video cameras are a part of the university’s security plan designed for the protection of students.”
Fred Hartman, NCSU director of university relations, went on to explain that the school’s security plan “calls for cameras at the entrances and exits of all buildings on campus.”
However, in at least one fraternity, there are five cameras installed at various locations throughout the interior of the house, including three in a common area—a place where the fraternity brothers spend their leisure time and host guests, with one camera capturing a live feed of the fraternity’s bar area.
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