FSU student found dead after off-campus fraternity party

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FSU student found dead after off-campus fraternity party

"Although there are indicators that alcohol may have been a factor in this case, we are waiting for the results of an autopsy so no cause of death has been determined", said Police Chief Michael DeLeo.

University president John Thrasher announced the suspension on Monday, three days after the death of Andrew Coffey.

During Florida State's suspension of fraternities and sororities, chapters will not be allowed to hold organized events, aside from meetings with the university or their national chapter. Coffey was a civil engineering major and a pledge at the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. Thrasher said it is up to students to determine when the temporary ban will be lifted. Twenty-two percent of all FSU undergraduates belong to a Greek organization.

A ban on alcohol has also been issued at all Recognized Student Organization events during the interim suspension.


University officials say, in the coming weeks, the Division of Student Affairs will create and implement new measures in collaboration with students and other stakeholder groups.

The Tallahassee Police Department said 20-year-old Andrew Coffey, a member of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity, died at an off campus house party, according to CBS affiliate WCTV-TV. "They will have to participate in the solution", Thrasher said.

According to the Sun-Sentinel, which quoted Tallahassee police, Coffey was found unresponsive at 10:23 a.m. Friday at a house about a mile from campus. The bottles collected were scattered on the porch of the home where the party took place. He was from Pompano Beach.

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