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Students at Temple University may have a harder time finding the party scene this weekend.

Temple University announced a new campaign to control underage drinking and off-campus partying on Tuesday. The initiative includes increased fines for underage drinking and other violations of the school’s alcohol-related rules.

Second and third offenses in breaking alcohol-related rules have risen to $750 and $1,000, respectively. Hosts of wild parties and providers of alcohol could face fines up to $1,500, suspension or even expulsion, depending on the situation.

Along with the fines, the campaign announced that teams of mostly graduate students would patrol the local area during peak party times. The administration will also launch an educational program on alcohol use, supported by Temple’s student government.

According to, the campaign has been made in response to complaints by people living in the neighborhood who are frustrated with the students’ disorderly behavior. The building of Temple’s new football stadium has brought attention to the concerns over off-campus partying.

"Stronger measures to discourage underage drinking and un-neighborly behavior are quite frankly overdue, for the sake of both student safety and community respect," City Council President Darrell L. Clarke said. "This announcement is a welcome development, but it means nothing if not followed by measurable results."

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