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WVU Partially Lifting Greek Activity Ban, Pledging Allowed

Woodburn Hall, West Virginia University

  West Virginia University is partially lifting a ban on Greek activity.

Effective Monday, Dean of Students Corey Farris tells the Charleston Daily Mail that fraternities and sororities can restart pledging and initiation procedures.

A moratorium on social events will remain in effect. Students are developing a course of action to address hazing and other issues regarding the Greek organizations.

The university suspended Greek activity following the death of 18-year-old freshman Nolan Burch on Nov. 14, 2014. Burch was found unconscious and not breathing at the Kappa Sigma fraternity house.

Students will return to campus from winter break on Monday.