Columbia, SC (WLTX) - More than 500 students at USC traded spending the night in Five Points for a night on campus to support Martha Childress.
Remembers from the Greek community organized an event called "Not So Thirsty Thursday" to encourage students to stay on campus.
Nearly two weeks have gone by since 18-year-old Martha Childress was shot in Five Points while waiting for a Cab ride home.
"I hope this sends a message to the whole community and show that students have a voice and we do have the power," said Megan Early.
While many have wondered what can be done to fix the crime problem in the area, USC student Riley Shipman is thankful that the university is taking steps to makes students feel safe.
"I am really impressed for the school implementing the shuttle system again, I think that's huge," said Shipman.
The event had a free concert and food for students.
Students also donated money to help Martha's family with medical costs.
"It's a student planned event and I just want the community to see that we stand up for what we believe in and we are going to support our own," said Early.