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FSU suspends all fraternities, sororities following death of a pledge

FSU suspends all fraternities, sororities following death of a pledge”

John Thrasher, the FSU president, announced the indefinite ban on Monday in the wake of the alcohol-related death during a freshman pledge and cocaine charges for another fraternity member. "There must be a new culture, and our students must be full participants in creating it", Thrasher said in a statement.

"We do not yet have details surrounding the passing today of student Andrew Coffey, but we will work closely with the Tallahassee Police Department".

He also put a ban in place on alcohol at Recognized Student Organization events that will last as lon gas the fraternity and sorority suspension. Shelton said all chapter operations are now suspended and its members have been directed to fully cooperate with the death investigation.

"We've got a serious problem and we've got to deal with it".

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They will be allowed to remain as residents in their fraternity or sorority house and will have meal service.

The student, 20-year-old Andrew Coffey, was found Friday morning around 10:23 a.m. ET after the Tallahassee Police Department received a call about an unresponsive person at a home on Buena Vista Drive. "They will have to participate in the solution", Thrasher said. FSU has more than 700 organizations outside the Greek community, according to the press release. Coffey was a civil engineering major from Pompano Beach. He died on the scene.

All Pi Kappa Phi activity at FSU has been suspended in the wake of Coffey's death, and fraternity brothers have been directed to cooperate with a police investigation, the Democrat reports.

This is a developing story.



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