University of South Carolina halts fraternity rush

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The University of South Carolina has postponed fraternity recruitment, citing widespread alcohol issues during rush parties.

The Daily Gamecock reports (http://bit.ly/ocgkpZ ) that college officials announced the move late Thursday. The decision did not affect sorority recruitment.

The school's associate vice president Jerry Brewer says six of the 18 fraternities were reported for violations during this week's rush activities. He declined to name them.

The decision came as fraternities were prepared to offer bids to potential new members. Edwards says college officials will meet Friday on how to proceed.

College officials say they warned Fraternity Council members and chapter presidents in meetings this week they needed to make changes. Edwards says solutions they proposed weren't acceptable.

Edwards says student leaders must recognize that fraternity life is not about alcohol.

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