- Associated Press - Monday, January 12, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia University is partially lifting a ban on Greek activity.

Effective Monday, Dean of Students Corey Farris tells the Charleston Daily Mail (http://bit.ly/1IE0K1fV ) that fraternities and sororities can continue pledging and initiation procedures from last summer.

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 returned to campus from winter break on Monday.

During the moratorium, fraternities and sororities were still permitted to conduct charitable events and hold chapter meetings.

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Information from: Charleston Daily Mail, http://www.charlestondailymail.com

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