Texas State Suspends Fraternities, Sororities After Pledge Dies - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
National & International News
The day’s top national and international news

Texas State Suspends Fraternities, Sororities After Pledge Dies

Police suspect alcohol played a role in a 20-year-old sophomore's death

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Texas State Suspends Fraternities, Sororities After Pledge Dies
    KXAN

    Texas State University has suspended all fraternity and sorority chapter activities following the death of a fraternity pledge after an initiation ritual.

    In a statement Tuesday, university officials say Matt Ellis was found unresponsive Monday morning at an off-campus apartment. The 20-year-old sophomore from Humble, Texas, had attended a party that Phi Kappa Psi fraternity members hosted Sunday night at the apartment.

    An autopsy has been ordered. Police in San Marcos, Texas, about 50 miles south of Austin, say they suspect alcohol played a role in the death.

    In a statement, the Phi Kappa Psi national office says it suspended the Texas State chapter last week for unrelated matters, and it will remain suspended while the investigation continues.

    Watch: Deputy Sees Color for First Time

    [DFW] Watch: Deputy Sees Color for First Time

    A sheriff's deputy in Eureka, California, sees "a different world" after his colleagues and patrol partner of eight years pitched in to purchase enchroma glasses, which allowed him to see color for the first time. Deputy Jeff Dishmon said being colorblind has sometimes been a frustration over the years.

    (Published Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018)

    University President Denise Trauth says the chapters won't be reinstated until a review is done of the entire fraternity and sorority system on campus.

    Get the latest from NBC DFW anywhere, anytime

    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android