Florida State University Suspends All Greek Life After Pledge Dies
All fraternities and sororities at Florida State University are suspended.
FSU is at least the third university this year to suspend Greek life because of alcohol-related tragedies.
Pi Kappa Phi fraternity pledge Andrew Coffey died last Friday.
The 20-year-old student was found unresponsive after a party.
Records show the fraternity was disciplined in the past five years for hazing, alcohol violations and unspecified misconduct.
Florida State University’s president is now calling for serious change.
“For this suspension to end, there will need to be a new normal for Greek life at this university, there must be a new culture for our students and they must participate in creating that new culture, said President John Thrasher.
Penn State suspended fraternities and sororities from holding social activities during the after the hazing death of 19-year old Timothy Piazza in February.
Louisiana State University had a one-month suspension after 18-year old Maxwell Gruver died in September.
The school still bans alcohol at Greek parties.