West Virginia University Suspends Greek Life
West Virginia University recently suspended fraternities and sororities activities after a serious medical emergency at the Kappa Sigma fraternity house. WVU student Nolan Burch was rushed to the hospital around midnight when he was found unresponsive. USA Today reports that the family of Nolan posted to social media saying he currently remains at the intensive care unit.
WVU Dean of Students Corey Farris said, “This is pretty grave, and so, we’re just taking a step back … Let’s take a look at where we’re going and is this the right direction, the right reputation we want to have.”
Before halting all of the Greek organizations, WVU Sigma Chi had been suspended last week after it was reported that 19 under age pledges were found intoxicated.
NBC News also reported, “This is pretty grave, and so, we’re just taking a step back … Let’s take a look at where we’re going and is this the right direction, the right reputation we want to have,” Farris said.
While WVU Greek life is not the first to have pledges illegally drinking, there has currently been a rising number in Fraternity and Sorority hazing.
Currently the police are involved with investigating both of the incidents.