San Diego State suspends 14 fraternities after student death
SAN DIEGO — San Diego State University has suspended 14 fraternities as a result of the death of a 19-year-old freshman.
University President Adela de la Torre said Monday in a statement that Dylan Hernandez of Jacksonville, Fla., died Sunday surrounded by his family. He was hospitalized on Thursday.
Dylan Hernandez, a 19-year-old San Diego State University freshman who was injured last week at an on-campus fraternity event, has died, SDSU President Adela de la Torre said today. https://t.co/SIDY4Dxv14 pic.twitter.com/h66OJnDJTA
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The university says its police are investigating the circumstances but provided no further details about why the student was hospitalized.
De la Torre also suspended the Interfraternity Council (IFC) and all chapter organizations under the council amid allegations of misconduct.
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The university says evidence for a suspension can include discrimination, disorderly behavior, alcohol being served at sponsored events, drug use, the lack of insurance at a major event, and other violations of the student code.