Florida State fraternity pledge found dead after party

Nov 07, 2017, 00:31
Florida State fraternity pledge found dead after party

Florida State University has announced a ban on all fraternities and sororities following the death of a student at a house party on Friday.

The press release said the university's Division of Student Affairs will create and implement new measures in collaboration with students and other stakeholder groups. Chapters can still have initiations as long as a member from the national organization is there, and students can still participate in meal plans.

Andrew Coffey, 20, of Pompano Beach, Fla., was trying to join the FSU's Pi Kappa Phi fraternity, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

During the suspension, President Thrasher also banned alcohol at all "Recognized Student Organization" events. They can attend leadership classes, judicial and conduct hearings, and risk management education workshops offered by the university. "We've got a serious problem".

University officials say that failure to comply with the terms of the interim suspension could result in immediate disciplinary action. They also cannot have any organized participation in homecoming activities, which are scheduled for next week. He was from Pompano Beach.

After attending a party about a mile from the FSU campus Thursday night - the beginning of the school's parents' weekend - Coffey was found unresponsive in the home where it was held on Friday morning, according to the report.

Members of Phi Delta Theta were seen carrying trash bags outside their house after police raided the fraternity. He died on the scene, police said. Investigators on Friday bagged alcohol bottles scattered around the porch as evidence. Check back for updates.