Florida State University fraternity member found dead after party

  • Florida State University fraternity member found dead after party

Florida State University fraternity member found dead after party

Florida State University indefinitely suspended its fraternities and sororities Monday after the alcohol-related death of a freshman pledge and cocaine charges for another fraternity member.

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. After the February hazing death of 19-year old Timothy Piazza, Penn State suspended fraternities and sororities from holding social activities during the spring semester.

Tallahassee, Florida police said Pi Kappa Phi pledge Andrew Coffey, 20, died at an off-campus chapter party on Friday, Nov. 3.

Thrasher also instituted a ban on alcohol at all Recognized Student Organization events during the indefinite interim suspension. They can attend leadership classes, judicial and conduct hearings, and risk management education workshops offered by the university.

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

"It's bad to see the whole system suspended, especially organizations who do not participate in hazing, however, there is a real problem in this system and I'm glad it is being addressed", an FSU senior in Greek life told The Tab.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the student's family and friends", said Pi Kappa Phi CEO Mark E. Timmes in a statement to the Tallahassee Democrat.

The Tab reached out to several members of Greek life organizations who said they were not allowed to comment. And they're part of the solution.

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

This is a developing story.