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University of South Carolina South Carolina Calls Proposal to Abolish Pledging a 'Game Changer-6/23/16 “Now university officials are considering a more drastic step: eliminating the pledging process at all Greek organizations.”
University of South Carolina USC athletics director becomes campus mentor after bad student behavior-9/14/16 USC “has called in the Gamecocks’ athletics director to mentor students campuswide about proper behavior after a spate of discipline problems.”
South Carolina colleges ‘Tucker Hipps’ bill headed to SC House-3/9/16 “A bill requiring state public colleges to post misconduct violations by fraternities and sororities is heading to the S.C. House floor.”
South Carolina Colleges Universities gear up to report Greek organization misconduct-7/2/16 “The group plans to start meetings for family and friends of people in recovery, organize a film festival, bring in outside speakers and work with other campus groups to reduce the stigma of being in recovery.”
University of South Carolina Alcohol policies vary across SEC schools-8/15/14 “USC doesn't have a policy in place, and first responders wouldn't cite anyone for calling for help, but students would be contacted for a follow up counseling session about alcohol usage.”
University of South Carolina USC Will Allow Some Fraternities To Resume Rush Friday-8/25/11 “USC will allow some fraternities to choose new members Friday, after putting a freeze on the rush process last week.  The school made the decision to halt the recruitment process after reported alcohol violations.”
University of South Carolina UTC Freshmen Told to Complete Alcohol Course-8/25/11 “It is worth it if it saves just one student from making a wrong decision. “
University of South Carolina U of South Carolina stalls fraternity rush following alcohol violations-8/23/11 “Fraternities are being pushed by their national chapters and campus officials to attract new members based on values, leadership and academics — not hilarity when plastered. The idea is that if frats can take the focus off alcohol during rush there will be fewer alcohol-related problems during initiation and the rest of the school year.
South Carolina Colleges Colleges try to break grip of alcohol culture among students-3/18/12 “In the past three years, rates of heavy or binge drinking have decreased at Clemson. However, the Clemson numbers exceed the national average, said George Clay, executive director of Student Health Services at Clemson University.”
 

Recent Alcohol-Related Tragedies involving University of South Carolina Students

Justin Anderson, 19, October 28, 2007, University of South Carolina How and why? A weekend of fun vanished in a storm of fire and smoke that killed seven college friends and left behind a gutted beach house.  Six of the seven killed in the fire Sunday morning in Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., attended the University of South Carolina; and one attended Clemson University. Six other South Carolina students in the house survived. Six out of the seven college students who died had alcohol in their systems ranging from from .16 percent to .29 percent.
Travis Cale,20, October 28, 2007, University of South Carolina How and why? A weekend of fun vanished in a storm of fire and smoke that killed seven college friends and left behind a gutted beach house.  Six of the seven killed in the fire Sunday morning in Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., attended the University of South Carolina; and one attended Clemson University. Six other South Carolina students in the house survived. Six out of the seven college students who died had alcohol in their systems ranging from from .16 percent to .29 percent.
Lauren Mahon, October 28, 2007, University of South Carolina How and why? A weekend of fun vanished in a storm of fire and smoke that killed seven college friends and left behind a gutted beach house.  Six of the seven killed in the fire Sunday morning in Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., attended the University of South Carolina; and one attended Clemson University. Six other South Carolina students in the house survived. Six out of the seven college students who died had alcohol in their systems ranging from from .16 percent to .29 percent.  Lauren did not have alcohol in her system.
Cassidy Pendley, 18, October 28, 2007, University of South Carolina  How and why? A weekend of fun vanished in a storm of fire and smoke that killed seven college friends and left behind a gutted beach house.  Six of the seven killed in the fire Sunday morning in Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., attended the University of South Carolina; and one attended Clemson University. Six other South Carolina students in the house survived. Six out of the seven college students who died had alcohol in their systems ranging from from .16 percent to .29 percent.
William Rhea, 18, October 28, 2007, University of South Carolina How and why? A weekend of fun vanished in a storm of fire and smoke that killed seven college friends and left behind a gutted beach house.  Six of the seven killed in the fire Sunday morning in Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., attended the University of South Carolina; and one attended Clemson University. Six other South Carolina students in the house survived. Six out of the seven college students who died had alcohol in their systems ranging from from .16 percent to .29 percent.
Allison Walden, 19, October 28, 2007, University of South Carolina  How and why? A weekend of fun vanished in a storm of fire and smoke that killed seven college friends and left behind a gutted beach house.  Six of the seven killed in the fire Sunday morning in Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., attended the University of South Carolina; and one attended Clemson University. Six other South Carolina students in the house survived. Six out of the seven college students who died had alcohol in their systems ranging from from .16 percent to .29 percent.
Haeley N. McGuire, 18, May 15, 2011, University of South Carolina (HS Grad-to attend SC)  How and why? Haeley lost her life in an automobile accident.   The intoxicated driver was a student at James Madison University.  Two others lost their lives in the crash.  The group had attended two parties prior to the accident.
 
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