Florida State University students and faculty have been coping with the aftermath of an unexpected campus death last week. Andrew Coffey, a fraternity pledge, was unresponsive when emergency medical personnel arrived at his home on Friday morning. Unsure whether Coffey’s death was the result of hazing or some other nefarious action in Greek Life, University President John Thrasher, who has advocated for programs that encourage safer behavior, immediately shut down all fraternities and sororities. Indefinitely.
While an investigation is currently in progress, Thrasher said this:
Like most universities, we worry about alcohol and drug abuse and other dangerous behaviors, and we are doing all we can to educate our students. But 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.
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