The Clemson University Police Department closed its hazing investigation on November 22, 2022. When made aware of its completion, The Tiger promptly filed a Freedom of Information Act request with Clemson University for a copy of the University police incident report in full, with any supplementary documentation. The Tiger also requested a copy of any University conduct violation documentation from the Office of Community and Ethical Standards.
The University provided the University Police incident report in a timely manner, in accordance with South Carolina's Freedom of Information Act.
However, the University refused to provide the OCES report and any information about its outcome, including whether the five Kappa Alpha brothers received sanctions for violating the University's hazing policy.
The Tiger appealed the University's reasoning for not providing the OCES report, based upon the University's legal obligation to provide a redacted version.
To support transparency, The Tiger has decided to publish the source documents made available under the Freedom of Information Act. All documents are as-provided by the University to The Tiger, including redactions.
For additional information about South Carolina's Freedom of Information Act, please visit the South Carolina Press Association's website.
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