U of South Carolina fraternity suspended until 2023 due to hazing

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCBD) – The University of South Carolina (USC) has suspended one of its fraternities.

According to Jeff Stensland, USC spokesman, Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity was suspended by the university until fall 2023 because of alleged hazing.

The national fraternity’s CEO stated on behalf of the organization that the chapter was suspended Sunday over multiple reports of conduct violations. Officials said they hope the chapter can return to campus in a few years with a group of men “committed to following” its bylaws.

The university’s website said Lambda Chi Alpha was on probation for a Spring 2018 hazing report of “violent conduct” and alcohol. No additional details were released.

A national spokesman said members must move out of the house. The university will help relocate displaced members.

The fraternity’s letters will be removed and all members will be required to move out of their fraternity house in USC’s Greek Village.

The university worked together with the fraternity’s national organization to decide the chapter’s punishment.

Lambda Chi Alpha released a statement attributed to fraternity CEO Troy Medley.

“The board of directors took this action in response to the chapter’s repeated violations of operational and conduct policies. “We greatly appreciate the University’s partnership and hope to return to the campus in a few years with a new group of young men who are committed to following our laws and living by our oaths and obligations and who seek to create an organization dedicated to service and leadership,”

TROY MEDLEY, CEO, LAMBDA CHI ALPHA

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