TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity has revoked the charter of its Florida State University chapter after the death of a pledge following an off-campus house party.
“Pi Kappa Phi’s board of directors determined closing the chapter is the only appropriate action,” said Mark Timmes, the fraternity’s chief executive officer, on its Facebook page. “The fraternity provides our students with the education, training, and mature adult guidance to make good choices and to understand the consequences of their decisions. Pi Kappa Phi holds our chapters and individual members accountable for the choices they make through our conduct process.”
Andrew Coffey, 20, of Pompano Beach, was found unresponsive on Nov. 3. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Following his death, the fraternity determined the Beta Eta chapter violated the organization's event management policies at the event.
The incident, which came during the university’s Parents Weekend, led to a ban on all fraternities and sororities at the school.
"Our prayers remain with Andrew's family and friends," Timmes added. "We are thankful for the university's ongoing support of the students impacted by this tragedy."