Tucker Hipps Transparency Act heads to governor’s desk after passing through Senate

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(WSPA) – A bill permanently requiring South Carolina colleges to report hazing and other misconduct is heading to the governor’s desk.

The Tucker Hipps Transparency Act passed the Senate last night.

It’s named for the Clemson University student who fell from a bridge and died while pledging a fraternity.

Gary Hipps, father of Tucker Hipps, says he and his wife didn’t know about allegations of hazing, sexual assault, and alcohol abuse against several fraternities at Clemson until two days after their son died.

After losing their son, the Hipps felt the public has the right to know all infractions made by any university organization, so they came up with the “Tucker Hipps Transparency Act.”

The orginial law was set to expire this June.

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