USC kicks fraternity off campus

(Columbia-AP) Dec. 10, 2005 - A University of South Carolina fraternity that is set to be the first black organization to have a house at the school's Greek village has been kicked off campus.

The move comes after nine people affiliated with the Omega Psi Phi broke into another fraternity's residence hall on October 22nd. Warrants say they taunted and attacked residents and caused about $2,300 in damage. One resident was hospitalized.

University officials say the incident will not affect the organization's plan to build a $2 million fraternity house in USC's new Greek village.

Eight of the members charged in the incident are current students, another is an alumnus. Each has been charged with either first- or second-degree burglary. Five members face second-degree lynching charges.

Posted 11:10am by Chantelle Janelle