Florida State University has some serious issues on hand. After the death of a pledge and the unrelated arrest of a fraternity member on drug charges, the college suspended all activities at its fraternities and sororities on Monday.

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FSU’s president, John E. Thrasher, stated that the suspension would stay in place until students in the Greek system made a commitment to change their behavior.

“The message is not getting through,” Mr. Thrasher said at a news conference on Monday afternoon. “There must be a new culture, and our students must be full participants in creating it.”


Penn State University but the block on all frat and sorority parties with alcohol for a portion of last school year after the death of a 19 year old in February. Louisiana State Universtiy stopped all Greek life for a week in September after the death of a frat pledge.

Frats and sororities at FSU have been banned from participating in inter mural activities, parties and tailgating.

Mr. Trasher said these sanctions are all in response to the sickening death of Andrew Coffey, 20, a frat pledge who was found dead at his off campus home.

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