Frat activities suspended after alcohol poisoning

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)

The University of Missouri has halted each fraternity activities, including immoderate societal events, effectual immediately.

The assemblage said this was owed to a freshman participating successful a societal lawsuit astatine the Phi Gamma Delta location who was hospitalized owed to concerns astir intoxicant poisoning.

A spokesperson for the university, Christian Basi, said this was not an isolated incident.

"It surely was not based connected this 1 incidental but this 1 incidental was surely a catalyst for making the decision," Basi said.

Phi Gamma Delta oregon "Figi" was founded connected May 1, 1848, astatine Jefferson College successful Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. On its website, the fraternity said its imaginativeness is "to beryllium an active, captious unit of men who courageously unrecorded our values and marque a affirmative interaction connected assemblage and community."

Hundreds of students gathered successful Greek municipality Wednesday night to protestation against Figi. ABC 17 Crews spoke with 1 pupil who explained wherefore the assemblage played a bigger relation successful this incident.

"Had the University of Missouri cared astir women and astir believing survivors and astir the payment of each students not conscionable those who tin spend to beryllium successful a fraternity, those who are connected a sports team, those who are typically represented and cared for by the medication here, idiosyncratic would not beryllium successful the hospital, 1 much pupil would beryllium safer and this wouldn't person had to happen," an MU pupil said.

Phi Gamma Delta has been temporarily suspended by some the assemblage and its nationalist organization.

The assemblage said owed to this incidental and others, it volition beryllium conducting a reappraisal of the Greek system. This includes a thorough reappraisal of the methods enactment successful spot to guarantee information astatine fraternity events.

Currently, some MUPD and the Office of Student Accountability & Support are conducting investigations to spot if immoderate transgression statutes oregon assemblage regulations were violated. 

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