FSU Changes Greek Life Rules Following Death Of 20-Year-Old Pledge

Florida State University announced new rules for their fraternities and sororities following the death of 20-year-old pledge Andrew Coffey.
FSU President John Thrasher partially lifted his suspension of all fraternity and sorority activities this week to allow for philanthropy and recruitment. Thrasher originally suspended Greek Life actives on November 6, three days after fraternity pledge Andrew Coffey died at an off-campus initiation party.
Two other members of the Pi Kappa Phi also had been arrested on unrelated drug trafficking charges.
via CBS 12:

Thrasher suspended the fraternities and sororities following the Nov. 3 death of Andrew Coffey, 20, who died from alcohol poisoning after an off-campus fraternity initiation. Thrasher said the tragedy, which also resulted in criminal charges for nine fraternity members, has made “a resounding difference” in how students view some of the questionable activities associated with the Greek organizations.
Thrasher praised the students, fraternity and sorority leaders and others for working with the administration to come up with a series of policy changes, including limits on alcohol use and more supervision for the organizations.
Thrasher said the sororities and fraternities, which have about 7,000 members, will now be allowed to recruit new members and engage in philanthropic activities. But an alcohol ban will remain in place for fraternities, sororities and some 700 student organizations as the new policies are implemented.

Thrasher said an alcohol ban will remain in effect for all 700 student organizations on campus.
This is the latest fraternity suspension at a major university in the past year, as schools have begun cracking down on Greek Life since the death of Timothy Piazza at Penn State. Major universities such as the University of Michigan and Ohio State have suspended fraternities in the last year.

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