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U. of South Carolina Will Allow Rush to Resume at Most Fraternities

The University of South Carolina will allow 11 of its 18 fraternities to resume “rush” activities on Friday, but seven others are facing potential discipline for alcohol abuses and must undergo a review by the university’s Office of Student Conduct before they will be allowed to issue bids to prospective new members, The State, a newspaper, in Columbia, reported. The university suspended the rush process at all fraternities last week following reports of alcohol violations. Officials announced the partial lifting of that order on Tuesday after a closed meeting with alumni who belong to some of the organizations. One fraternity had hired a lawyer who said the university’s action was “illegal and unconstitutional” because it applied only to men’s organizations and because it affected organizations that had not been accused of wrongdoing.

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