USC to hold campus meetings over frat rush freeze

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The University of South Carolina will hold a series of meetings with students and staff over the decision to freeze the fraternity rush process.

The State newspaper of Columbia reports the meetings will begin Monday, and will include not only fraternity members but students in general.

The university decided to freeze the rush process for all 18 participating fraternities after six alleged alcohol violations, including one that resulted in a student taken by ambulance to the hospital. Three other students also required medical assistance.

The decision to halt the process came just as fraternities were preparing to choose new members.

USC spokeswoman Margaret Lamb says even members of fraternities who want the rush process to go on realize changes need to be made.

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