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Alcohol problems during rush week at U.Va

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (WWBT) -

Officials at the University of Virginia are waiting to hear how fraternities and sororities plan to curb alcohol incidents - this, after multiple drinking-related problems, including several students sent to the hospital, during rush week.

U.Va says last week during rush, two students were put on life support and at least six more were taken to the hospital - all due to alcohol.

All eight of those students have since recovered.

U.Va Dean of Students Allen Groves summoned all fraternity and sorority leaders to his office for a meeting.

He told them to find ways to minimize potential for future alcohol-related incidents, since the university has a "zero-tolerance" policy on alcohol abuse.

We're waiting to see what those groups come up with. The fraternities and sororities will announce the selection of new members Saturday... and then there's Super Bowl Sunday.

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