Florida State University suspends fraternities and sororities following death of pledge

07 November, 2017, 02:08 | Author: Diane Mills
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Florida State University President John Thrasher has announced the indefinite suspension of all fraternities and sororities at the school in the wake of a fraternity member's death.

"I just feel like for whatever reason, the message is not getting through", Thrasher said. In addition, participation in market Wednesday's and Homecoming events will be supervised. Coffey's death also prompted the university to ban alcohol at campus events. "But our students and their organizations on campus must step up".

"We are overwhelmed with sadness any time we learn of the death of one of our students, and the FSU family provides extensive outreach to their family and friends as they mourn the loss of a young life", Hecht said. "For this suspension to end, there will need to be a new normal for Greek Life at the university", Thrasher said.

They will be allowed to remain as residents in their fraternity or sorority house and will have meal service. "There must be a new culture, and our students must be full participants in creating it". They also cannot have any organized participation in homecoming activities, which are scheduled for next week.

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Pi Kappa Phi fraternity pledge, freshman Andrew Coffey, was found unresponsive on Friday following a party. He was from Pompano Beach.

Neighbors said a party took place there Thursday night before FSU's Parents Weekend.

Police arrived at around 10 a.m. and were unable to revive Coffey, pronouncing him dead at the scene, according toWPLG.

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. Check back for updates.

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