Pi Kappa Phi pulls charter of the Florida State frat chapter

TALLAHASSEE, Florida. – Pi Kappa Phi’s national organization revoked the charter of the brotherhood chapter at Florida State University after the Nov. 3 the death of a pledge.

CEO Mark Once said in a statement Friday that the only correct action was to close the Beta Eta chapter after it determined had violated the brotherhood social event management policies during an event Nov. 2. That policy states that alcohol cannot be sold to a minor and that hazing activities are not tolerated.

Andrew Coffey, a 20-year-old junior, was found to respond to nine hours after an off-campus party. A police investigation continues.

Following Coffey’s death and the arrest of two members of another fraternity on drug charges, Florida State President John Thrasher announced a suspension of all fraternity and sorority activities on campus.

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