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House votes to make permanent fraternity misconduct reports

February 12, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina House has approved a bill requiring fraternities and sororities to keep publicly reporting conduct violation by the groups at colleges and universities.

The “Tucker Hipps Transparency Act” requiring the reporting was set to end in June. The vote Wednesday by the House means schools will have to continue filing the reports twice a year. The bill now goes to the Senate.

The reports list misconduct investigations involving alcohol, drugs, sexual assault, physical assaults and hazing.

Colleges are required to prominently post a link to the report on their websites.

The law is named after Tucker Hipps, a Clemson University student who died in 2014 after falling off a bridge while running as he pledged for a fraternity.

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