COLUMBIA, S.C. – The 13 fraternities who were suspended at the University of South Carolina can now give out bids to gain new members.
After being suspended from participating in fraternity recruitment for allegedly serving alcohol at pre-rush parties, they are now allowed to contact potential new members and give bids to join their fraternity.
Six of the fraternities who were suspended were allowed to offer bids on Monday, the original scheduled bid day. The other seven can offer bids today.
USC Communications and Marketing Director Wes Hickman told us the decision to let the fraternities participate in giving bids was made after evidence was presented to fraternity council at, “information hearings.” These hearings allow USC’s Interfraternity Council to make decisions on disciplinary situations.
Hickman said this incident was, “A demonstration of student leaders recognizing there were problems in their organizations, and taking the initiative to conduct their own hearings.”
He said although they can give out bids, they are still going to face student conduct for their actions.
The fraternities who were suspended are:
Alpha Epsilon Pi
Alpha Tau Omega
Delta Kappa Epsilon
Kappa Alpha Order
Lambda Chi Alpha
Phi Gamma Delta
Phi Kappa Sigma
Phi Sigma Kappa
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Tau Kappa Epsilon