Texas St. suspends Greek activities after student dies
Fraternity and sorority activities at Texas State University were suspended indefinitely Tuesday, one day after a 20-year-old student died following a fraternity event.
Matthew Ellis, a business administration sophomore, was pronounced dead Monday afternoon at an off-campus apartment complex.
University President Denise Trauth said Ellis, a Phi Kappa Psi pledge, attended an off-campus fraternity party Sunday night. The University Star, Texas State’s student newspaper, reported the fraternity event was an initiation.
San Marcos police officials said alcohol could have been a factor in his death.
Greek Affairs at Texas State and the national Phi Kappa Psi organization could not be reached for comment.
“These chapters are prohibited from holding new-member events, chapter meetings, social functions and philanthropic activities until a thorough review of the Greek Affairs system is completed,” Trauth said.
The San Marcos Police Department is investigating Ellis’ death.