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USC official: No plans to lift fraternity rush suspension

Aug 19, 2011 3:13:00 PM - thestate.com
The University of South Carolina has no immediate plans to lift the suspension on fraternity rush activities, following alleged alcohol violations by at least six of the university’s 18 participating fraternities, a USC official said today.

The alleged incidents, which occurred Sunday through Wednesday during this week’s fraternity recruitment, were reported to USC’s Office of Greek Life, said Jerry Brewer, USC’s longtime associate vice president of Student Affairs. He would not identify the fraternities involved.

Some arrests were made in connection with those violations, though Brewer declined at an afternoon news conference to provide details about the number of arrests, possible charges or which law enforcement agencies were involved.

A planned meeting today between Greek student leaders and USC administration officials to discuss a possible resolution apparently was cancelled.

The suspension was announced Thursday night, according to The Daily Gamecock. Fraternities were preparing to offer bids to potential new members. Brewer said today there was no timetable for to decide on a resolution to the issue.

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