Clemson suspends fraternity social events amid investigation into report of sexual assault

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OCONEE, SC (FOX Carolina) –

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office says deputies are investigating a report of a sexual assault that occurred at a fraternity house over the weekend.

Deputies say they received a call from the Clemson University Police Department Saturday morning of a reported sexual assault in the county. A deputy then met with the victim and gathered evidence.

At this time, few details are available.

The investigation has been turned over to an investigator with the Criminal Investigations Division.

Here is the safety alert sent out by Clemson University:

“CU SAFE ALERT: Sexual assault reported at the Delta Chi Fraternity House located at 205D Morris Way, Seneca, SC, 29678. The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating. Updates to follow.”

On Sunday officials with the Interfraternity Council at Clemson University released a statement saying that all social events at fraternity houses would be suspended, effective immediately. The suspension will be effective until “necessary measures are taken.”

The Interfraternity Council at Clemson University is committed to creating an environment for its members to succeed academically, philanthropically, and socially, as well as holding our members to a higher standard.

Therefore, we are suspending all social events at fraternity houses effective immediately. This suspension will be effective until necessary measures are taken. Only events that can take place with alcohol will be located at third party vendors (i.e. mixers downtown and formal events).

The IFC Executive Board met this morning regarding the alleged sexual assault and came to a decision to better our Risk-Management Policy. We will be taking the essential steps to further improve the health and safety of our community here at Clemson.

We are looking forward to working with our partners on campus as well as national headquarters and alumni to achieve our common goal of creating a sustainable environment for all our chapters to excel in future endeavors.

Landon Flowers

Interfraternity Council President

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