Pi Kappa Phi fraternity closes FSU chapter following pledge's death

The Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity announced Friday that it's going to close its Beta Eta chapter at Florida State University (FSU) following a pledge's death last weekend.

Andrew Coffey, a 20-year-old from Pompano Beach, died last Friday after an off-campus party. The Tallahassee Police Department is investigating the circumstances leading up to his death.

FSU indefinitely suspended all 54 Greek life activities Monday in response to Coffey's death.

Pi Kappa Phi said it determined that the FSU chapter violated the fraternity's social event management policies at the party. In the past, the chapter has faced disciplinary action for five years for hazing, alcohol violations and unspecified misconduct, according to disciplinary logs maintained by the national fraternity.

"Pi Kappa Phi holds our chapters and individual members accountable for the choices they make through our conduct process," said Chief Executive Officer Mark E. Timmes in a press release. "Our prayers remain with Andrew's family and friends."

 

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