Penn State fraternity suspended after student hospitalized

October 5th, 2017 2:27 pm

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Penn State has suspended a fraternity after a student suspected of drinking there was found unconscious and hospitalized.

University spokeswoman Lisa Powers said the Office of Student Conduct is investigating Delta Tau Delta’s possible involvement. The Associated Press could not immediately reach the fraternity for comment Wednesday.

The fraternity is on interim suspension during the investigation.

State College police said they found the student, an 18-year-old male, unconscious on a borough street Sept. 28. Powers said the student is recovering.

The Office of Student Conduct also is investigating whether students supplied the minor student with the alcohol that led to his condition.

All Penn State fraternities are under a social ban in the wake of the death of student Timothy Piazza of New Jersey, who fell down the stairs at Beta Theta Pi in February after an alcohol-related hazing ritual.