FSU president suspends all fraternities, sororities after student’s death

Alcohol may have been a contributing factor in the death of a Florida State University student from Pompano Beach who died after an off-campus fraternity party, police said.

Andrew Coffey was found dead Friday morning after an off-campus fraternity party Thursday night in Tallahassee.

Although there are indicators that alcohol may have been a factor in Coffey's death, investigators are awaiting the results of an autopsy, Tallahassee police Chief Michael DeLeo said Monday.

DeLeo said investigators have interviewed more than 15 people, and additional interviews are planned.

Police arrived at the home on Buena Vista Drive shortly after 10:30 a.m. Friday and found Coffey unresponsive.

Coffey was a pledge of the FSU Pi Kappa Phi chapter and a graduate of Pompano Beach Senior High School.

FSU President John Thrasher announced Monday that all fraternities and sororities on campus have been suspended indefinitely.

"For this suspension to end, there will need to be a new normal for Greek life at the university," he said. "There must be a new culture, and our students must be full participants in creating it."

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