Tucker Hipps Law means changes for colleges and universities this coming school year

Tucker Hipps (File)

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.

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.