Texas State sus­pends frats, soror­i­ties af­ter death of pledge

Texarkana Gazette - - METRO/STATE -

SAN MAR­COS, Texas— Texas State Univer­sity of­fi­cials say they have sus­pended all fra­ter­nity and soror­ity chap­ter ac­tiv­i­ties fol­low­ing the death of a fra­ter­nity pledge af­ter an ini­ti­a­tion rit­ual.

In a state­ment Tues­day, they said Matt El­lis was found un­re­spon­sive Mon­day morn­ing at an off-cam­pus apart­ment.

The 20-year-old sopho­more from Hum­ble (UHM’-buhl), Texas, had at­tended a party that Phi Kappa Psi fra­ter­nity mem­bers hosted Sun­day night at the apart­ment.

An au­topsy has been or­dered. Po­lice in San Mar­cos, Texas, about 50 miles south of Austin, say they sus­pect al­co­hol played a role in the death.

Univer­sity Pres­i­dent Denise Trauth said the sus­pen­sion is a first step and chap­ters won’t be re­in­stated un­til a re­view is done of the en­tire fra­ter­nity and soror­ity sys­tem on cam­pus.

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