Florida State suspends Greek life following alcohol death, drug arrest

Florida State suspends Greek life following alcohol death, drug arrest

Thrasher is asking for student body participation to create a new culture for Greek life on campus.

"I want to send a serious message, I really do", Thrasher said. They will, however, be allowed to stay in their houses and have meal service.

Andrew Coffey, a 20-year-old Pi Kappa Phi fraternity pledge, was found unconscious on Friday morning following a house party.

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University officials say that failure to comply with the terms of the interim suspension could result in immediate disciplinary action.

He was a high school athlete and junior ROTC member who often smiled, said George Edmunds, a friend and fellow FSU student. FSU has more than 700 organizations outside the Greek community, according to the press release. "But all of our student organizations - Greek organizations and the other recognized student organizations on campus - must step up".

"For this suspension to end, there will need to be a new normal for Greek life at the university", he said. They also cannot have any organized participation in homecoming activities, which are scheduled for next week.

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The body was found Friday just after 10 a.m. Police did not confirm the death until 10 p.m. Friday night. He died on the scene.

Unrelated to Coffey's death, FSU is also using in its reasoning to support the suspension the arrest of Garrett John Marcy, a 20-year-old Phi Delta Theta fraternity member, on charges of sale and trafficking of cocaine.

The Tallahassee Democrat reported officers were collecting alcoholic beverage bottles that were scattered on the home's porch as evidence. Check back for updates.

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