Chi Phi fraternity placed on interim suspension

October 22, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — On Saturday, Oct. 19, medical assistance was sought for an individual who was unresponsive, at an off-campus house allegedly occupied by Chi Phi members, on West College Avenue in State College, which is not the fraternity’s official house. The individual was pronounced dead at the scene. Penn State offers deepest sympathies to the family and friends of this young man.  

State College Police and the University’s Office of Student Conduct are investigating. However, Penn State has issued an interim suspension of the Alpha Delta Chapter of Chi Phi fraternity, a member of the Interfraternity Council, until more information is known. The individual was visiting the area and was not a Penn State student.

The interim suspension means the fraternity loses all privileges as a recognized student organization pending the outcome of the investigations. The organization may not participate, attend or organize any functions, activities or events, or participate in University-wide events as an organization. 

The University is providing support to students at Penn State who may be affected. Anyone with information about this case, should contact the State College Police at 814-234-7150.   

Last Updated October 22, 2019