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Florida State University bans Greek life after pupil loss of life
A Pi Kappa Phi fraternity pledge was discovered unresponsive after a home celebration a few mile from Florida State’s campus.
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Published 2:33 p.m. ET Nov. 6, 2017 | Updated 2:42 p.m. ET Nov. 6, 2017
TPD’s David Northway talks about an individual discovered unresponsive at dwelling off High Road
Florida State University President John Thrasher has introduced a ban on all Greek life at FSU.
“I want to send a serious message, I really do,” mentioned Thrasher. “We’ve got a serious problem.”
FSU pupil, 20-year-old Andrew Coffey of Pompano Beach was discovered unresponsive at about 10:25 a.m. Friday, the morning after a home celebration a few mile from campus. Coffey, a Pi Kappa Phi fraternity pledge, was given medical therapy however died on the scene.
“Our ideas and prayers are with the scholar’s household and pals,” mentioned Pi Kappa Phi Chief Executive Officer Mark E. Timmes in a press release offered to the Tallahbadee Democrat. “We appreciate the partnership and support from the Division of Student Affairs during this difficult time.”
Thrasher has additionally banned alcohol in any respect pupil group capabilities.
The loss of life got here on the outset of Parents’ Weekend, a time when the college hosts 1000’s of households and showcases its campus.
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