Florida school bans fraternities and sororities after student's death

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Tallahassee police say that while they have reason to believe alcohol played a role in Coffey's death, they are waiting for the results of an autopsy.

In response, FSU President John Thrasher announced an indefinite suspension of Greek life and a ban on alcohol at all student events.

During the interim suspension, fraternity and sorority chapters will be prohibited from holding new member events, council or chapter meetings, chapter organized tailgates, chapter events such as socials, philanthropy, retreats, intramurals, organized participation in Market Wednesday and organized participation in Homecoming. Thrasher said it is up to students to determine when the temporary ban will be lifted. The Democrat reports 22 percent of FSU undergraduates, nearly 7,600 students, belong to a Greek organization during this school year.

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President Thrasher added that the timetable for lifting the suspension is up to the student community.

"All of our student organizations - Greek organizations and the other recognized student organizations on campus - must step up". "We appreciate the partnership and support from the Division of Student Affairs during this hard time".

All Pi Kappa Phi activity at FSU has been suspended in the wake of Coffey's death, and fraternity brothers have been directed to cooperate with a police investigation, the Democrat reports. And they're part of the solution.

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He was found unresponsive Friday morning at a house just a mile from the FSU campus. Police collected beer bottles from the porch as evidence, the newspaper reported.

Coffey graduated from Pompano Beach High School in 2015. Check back for updates.

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