WVU Suspends All Fraternity, Sorority Activity Following Incident that Resulted in Student’s Death
West Virginia University this week suspended all fraternity and sorority activities following an incident at a frat house that resulted in the death of a student.
Police said emergency responders were called to the Kappa Sigma fraternity house early Thursday, where an 18-year-old student was discovered unresponsive on the floor.
CPR was performed on the student until paramedics arrived. He was transported to a local hospital, where he was reportedly in critical condition until he died Friday, Nov. 14.
Members of Kappa Sigma told reporters that their charter was revoked following the party, which they said was not a frat-sponsored event.
This is the second high-profile incident involving a WVU frat house this month. The first was on Nov. 6, when 19 members of Sigma Chi were arrested for underage drinking and other offenses following a disturbance in South Park.
Morgantown and WVU police are still investigating. WVU’s Office of Student Conduct will review the matters to determine any violations of the student code.
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