Texas State suspends frats, sororities after pledge dies

Texas State suspends frats, sororities after pledge dies

In response to the death, Texas State University President Denise Trauth announced Tuesday afternoon she was suspending all greek fraternity and sorority chapters. "Alcohol plays a role in college life and I would just ask for moderation in that respect", said Commander Kelly Bomers Bach with the San Marcos Police Department.

Matthew Ellis, 20, a sophomore from Humble, wasn't breathing when officers arrived at an apartment 2 miles from the San Marcos campus around 11:30 a.m. Monday.

Florida State University suspended its Greek life activities after Andrew Coffey, a 20-year-old Pi Kappa Phi pledge, was found unresponsive and later pronounced dead following an off-campus party hosted by the fraternity earlier this month. New member events, social functions and chapter meetings will not be allowed until student affairs completes a review of Greek life at the university. Phi Kappa Psi did not have any registered social event the day before Ellis' death, according to an online calendar of approved social events.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and the entire [Texas State] student body during this hard time", Guidi said.

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Ellis is the second Texas State student to die since the winter of 2016 after attending an off-campus Greek event.

A preliminary investigation suggests Ellis may have died from alcohol poisoning, CBS San Antonio affiliate KENS-TV reports.

The Texas State Fraternity switched its Twitter account to private after Ellis' death.

Joanne Smith, vice president for student affairs, is in charge of conducting the review and proposing recommendations for reinstating fraternity and sorority chapters "that demonstrate a commitment to the core values of Texas State and the ideals established by their respective national organizations", Trauth said.

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