Binghamton University Student Dies After Drunkenly Falling From Fraternity Balcony

Conor Donnelly, a former class president at Nanuet High School who was attending Binghamton University, died on Saturday, March 18, when he fell from a fraternity house balcony during a party.
Donnelly, 18, was in the process of pledging at Alpha Sigma Phi and fell from a fourth-floor balcony as he tried to climb down to the third floor, police said.
Binghamton Police Capt. Jack Collins said Donnelly’s death has been ruled accidental.
Via LOHUD:

“The party was attended by numerous students and there is no evidence that Donnelly’s death was the result of hazing,” Collins said.
Numerous students were attending the party, which was being held in the midst of an unofficial St. Patrick’s Day celebration by BU students since the campus was on a break during Binghamton’s traditional “Parade Day” celebration March 4.
Emergency responders, including police and medics, were called to the frat house at 2:11 P.M.  Donnelly was taken to UHS Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City, where he was pronounced dead late Saturday, police said.

Donnelly’s funeral has been scheduled for 10:00 A.M. Thursday, March 23, at St. Aedan’s Church in Pearl River, with Wyman-Fisher Funeral Home handling the arrangements. Calling hours are 3:00 to 5:00 and to 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home, 100 Franklin Ave., Pearl River.
The Alpha Sigma Phi national organization released a statement on Donnelly’s death:

Alpha Sigma Phi is very saddened to learn of the passing of Conor Donnelly, and we extend our deepest sympathies to his family and friends. While police have determined his death to be an accident, we will continue to provide our full cooperation during the ongoing investigation. Additionally, a senior Alpha Sigma Phi staff member is now in Binghamton to provide support to members after the loss of their friend.

What Happened?

Conor Donnelly, a former class president at Nanuet High School who was attending Binghamton University, died on Saturday, March 18, when he fell from a fraternity house balcony during a party.


Who Is Connor Donnelly?

Donnelly, a former class president at Nanuet High School who was attending Binghamton University, was in the process of pledging at Alpha Sigma Phi and fell from a fourth-floor balcony as he tried to climb down to the third floor, police said.

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