Student dies at Florida State, Greek life suspended

A student at Florida State University was found dead and now fraternities and sororities at the college have been suspended indefinitely.

University president John Thrasher did not say how long the suspension would last but added, "For this suspension to end, there will need to be a new normal for Greek life on campus. They must participate in that culture."

Andrew Coffey was in the pledge program at Pi Kappa Phi. He was reportedly found unresponsive after attending an off-campus party on Friday.

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Pi Kappa Phi pledge Andrew Coffey reportedly died at an off-campus party.

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Authorities say they are awaiting Coffey's autopsy results to determine a cause of death, but there are indications that alcohol was a factor.

Meanwhile, police allege Phi Delta Theta fraternity member Garrett John Marcy was dealing and trafficking cocaine.

Louisiana and Penn State have also taken similar action this year after students have died on campus in Greek-related events.

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