Editorial: UConn, Mansfield need to do more to improve zoning issues

BY THE EDITORIAL BOARD• September 21, 2017 • 6:00 a.m.

New changes to the Mansfield zoning ordinance have many students confused about what they can and can’t do in their off-campus residences.

According to reporting done by the Daily Campus last week, members of the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) and the Inter Fraternity Council (IFC) met with the Town/University Relations Committee in order to discuss changes in policy and address their concerns.

Under Mansfield zoning laws, fraternal organizations were not allowed to host off campus official fraternity gatherings at a place of residence. The new laws have updated the definition of fraternal organizations to include any UConn organization, “including social fraternities, academic fraternities, sports teams and service organizations.