Florida State University President John Thrasher has announced a ban on all fraternities and sororities following the death of a student after a house party Friday. "There must be a new culture, and our students must be full participants in creating it". Police said there were indicators that alcohol may have been a factor, but authorities were waiting for the results of an autopsy before determining a cause of death. During the interim suspension, fraternities and sororities are banned from from holding new member events, meetings, tailgates, socials, philanthropic events, retreats, intramural sports and organized participation in certain events, though members are allowed to remain as residents in their fraternity or sorority house. "We've got a serious problem".
Andrew Coffey, 20, a Florida State University student and 2015 graduate of Pompano Beach High School has been confirmed dead after what appeared to be a party.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the student's family and friends", said Pi Kappa Phi CEO Mark E. Timmes.
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The student, 20-year-old Andrew Coffey, was found Friday morning around 10:23 a.m. ET after the Tallahassee Police Department received a call about an unresponsive person at a home on Buena Vista Drive. Twenty-two percent of the school's 7,588-student population make up the Greek community, the site notes. They also cannot have any organized participation in homecoming activities, which are scheduled for next week. He was given medical treatment at the scene, but died. "We appreciate the partnership and support from the Division of Student Affairs during this hard time".
This is a developing story.