Florida State suspends Greek life following pledge's death after party
Andrew Coffey, pledge at Pi Kappa Phi, died Friday
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State University has indefinitely suspended its fraternities and sororities after the alcohol-related death of a freshman pledge and cocaine charges for a member of another fraternity.
University President John Thrasher made the announcement on Monday. Thrasher didn't say how long the suspensions will last.
Andrew Coffey, a pledge at Pi Kappa Phi, died Friday after he was found unresponsive following a party. The university suspended the fraternity following Coffey's death.
On Monday, 20-year-old Garrett John Marcy, a member of Phi Delta Theta, was charged with the sale and trafficking of cocaine.
Thrasher has also banned alcohol at all events of recognized student organizations during the suspension.
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