Clemson Suspends Fraternity Activities After Pledge Dies
After a pledge member's death, South Carolina's Clemson University is suspending activities among its 24 fraternities.By Mikah Sargent | September 26, 2014
South Carolina's Clemson University is suspending social and new-member activities among its 24 fraternities after "several recent reports of violations of the law or student conduct code."
The suspension comes after the death of a 19-year-old fraternity pledge, who reportedly died while on a "group activity run" with the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. NBC reports the student fell from a bridge and "sustained a head injury consistent with a fall of 20 to 23 feet."
Despite the university's move to suspend certain fraternity activities, it's important to note police have not yet linked the student's death to hazing.