FSU Fraternity Suspended After Student Dies at Off-Campus Party
Nov 07 2017
Florida State University is suspending all of its fraternities and sororities indefinitely after the recent death of a fraternity pledge and the arrest of a member for selling drugs. "We appreciate the partnership and support from the Division of Student Affairs during this hard time". All operations of FSU's Pi Kappa Phi chapter were suspended, and the members of the chapter were directed to cooperate fully with all investigative efforts, the national organization said.
"Like most universities, we worry about alcohol and drug abuse and other risky behaviors, and we are doing all we can to educate our students", Thrasher said. They will, however, be allowed to stay in their houses and have meal service. Thrasher also implemented a ban on alcohol at all registered student events.
"All of our student organizations - Greek organizations and the other recognized student organizations on campus - must step up".
University officials say that failure to comply with the terms of the interim suspension could result in immediate disciplinary action. "They will have to participate in the solution".
Andrew Coffey was found dead Friday morning after an off-campus fraternity party Thursday night in Tallahassee. He was from Pompano Beach.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the student's family and friends", said Pi Kappa Phi CEO Mark E. Timmes. He was given medical treatment but died on the scene.
On Friday, investigators removed scattered alcohol bottles around the porch as evidence.
Paramedics say they found Coffey unresponsive when they arrived at an off-campus pledge party and were unable to revive him, but it's not clear yet what happened.