Florida State University has suspended all Greek Life after a pledge died at a Pi Kappa Phi off campus house party, according to reports.
FSU president John Thrasher announced the suspension via a posted statement on the school’s website earlier this afternoon.
“I want to send a serious message, I really do,” said Thrasher. “We’ve got a serious problem.”
Thrasher goes on to explain what kinds of changes need to happen in order for Greek Life to be allowed back on campus.
“For this suspension to end, there will need to be a new normal for Greek life at the university,” Thrasher said in his statement. “There must be a new culture, and our students must be full participants in creating it.”
Along with suspending all Greek Life, Thrasher also banned alcohol at all student organization functions.
“All of our student organizations Greek organizations and the other recognized student organizations on campus must step up. They will have to participate in the solution,” Thrasher said.
There is no word on how long the suspension will last or when Greek Life will be allowed on campus.