The University of South Carolina made it clear it won’t tolerate fraternities’ blatant violation of campus and chapter alcohol rules.
The Chronicle of Higher Education on Tuesday reported that 13 of the University of South Carolina at Columbia’s 19 fraternities have been suspended from recruiting new members after apparently serving alcohol in the presence of recruits. The action violated rush rules according to news reports.
A Columbia newspaper, The State, reported that apparently the suspended chapters had ignored previous warnings and were busted through the university’s “Stand Up Carolina” program, which allows students to report rule breaking.
A pledge was found dead last academic year in an incident involving rule violation.
Earlier this spring fraternities at the University of Kansas voted to ban hard liquor from fraternity houses starting this fall.