Thrasher, FSU Ban Greek Organizations Indefinitely After Pledge's Death

Florida State Suspends All Greek Life after Pledge Dies

"They must work with us and demonstrate they fully understand the serious obligation they have to exercise responsible conduct", he said. Thrasher also announced an alcohol ban at all student organization functions.

Thrasher said members of sororities and fraternities will be allowed to remain in chapter houses during the suspension, which won't end until determined by the student community, according to the statement.

The fraternity has been suspended by its national organization pending the conclusion of the investigation.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the student's family and friends", Pi Kappa Phi CEO Mark E. Timmes said in a statement obtained by ABC News. "Although there are indicators that alcohol may have been a factor in this case, we are waiting for the results of an autopsy, so no cause of death has been determined".


Alcohol may have played a role in the death of Andrew Coffey, a civil engineering student, who was trying to become a member of the FSU chapter of Pi Kappa Phi, Tallahassee Police said in a video released Monday. Twenty-two percent of all FSU undergraduates belong to a Greek organization.

"All of our student organizations - Greek organizations and the other recognized student organizations on campus - must step up. They will have to participate in the solution". "We appreciate the partnership and support from the Division of Student Affairs during this hard time". He was given medical treatment at the scene, but died.

Coffey graduated from Pompano Beach High School in 2015.

This is a developing story.

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