Florida State University Places Ban On Fraternities, Sororities Following Student's Death
Andrew Coffey was in the process of pledging Pi Kappa Phi when he was found unconscious Friday morning (Nov. 3), a mile from the school.
Shortly before the start of Florida State University's Parents' Weekend, the school placed a ban on fraternities and sororities following the death of a student, USA Today reports.
Andrew Coffey was in the process of pledging Pi Kappa Phi when he was found unconscious Friday morning (Nov. 3), a mile from the school. The 20-year-old was last seen at a house party the night before. Coffey's death also prompted the university to ban alcohol at campus events.
"I want to send a serious message, I really do. We've got a serious problem," President John Thrasher said. Twenty-two percent of the school's 7,588-student population make up the Greek community, the site notes.
According to the Associated Press, Coffey's death was alcohol-related while another 20-year-old student, Garrett John Marcy, was charged with cocaine dealing and trafficking.
"All of our student organizations - Greek organizations and the other recognized student organizations on campus - must step up," Thrasher stated. "They will have to participate in the solution."