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13 University of S. Carolina fraternities suspended from recruitment

COLUMBIA, S.C. The University of South Carolina suspended 13 fraternity chapters from recruiting new members this week after reports of alcohol violations. The school's Fraternity Council halted rush, which started this week, for 13 chapters Monday after accusations the fraternities served alcohol in front of potential new members, according to a letter sent to the chapters. Rush events are supposed to be alcohol free, university spokesman Wes Hickman said. The ban on rush comes after South Carolina fraternities have been in the spotlight in recent years. Last fall, for instance, two University of South Carolina fraternities lost their charters for alcohol and hazing violations. ...