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Texas State suspends Greek Life after fraternity pledge dies

Texas State University has suspended Greek Life after a fraternity pledge died early Monday afternoon.

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Texas State University has suspended Greek Life after a fraternity pledge died early Monday afternoon.

Matthew Ellis, a pledge with the fraternity Phi Kappa Psi, was found unresponsive around 11:30 p.m. at an off-campus apartment, according to KPRC. He was pronounced dead less than an hour later.

University President Denise Tauth said in a press release that they have suspended both fraternities and sororities at the school, and are excluded from the new holding company-( events, social functions and a number of other events “until a thorough revision of the Greek Business system is complete.”

The authorities investigate Ellis’s death reportedly believe that alcohol may have played a role. The toxicology results are expected to be completed in 6-8 weeks.

The San Marcos Police Department said Tuesday in a press conference that it is still too early to determine whether Ellis’s death was from hazing.

Texas State the suspension comes a week after the Florida State University also suspended their Greek Life. Pi Kappa Phi fraternity pledge, a first-year Andrew Coffey, was found unresponsive at a party and later died.

Pennsylvania State and Louisiana State also recently suspended fraternities and sororities.

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