SAN MARCOS, Texas – The president of Texas State University has announced the suspension of all Greek life on campus after a student died on Nov. 13.
Matthew Ellis, 20, died off campus at the Millennium Apartments. Officers were called to the apartments at 11:35 a.m. after reports of a person not breathing. Ellis was declared dead by EMS at 12:28 p.m.
Witnesses at the scene told investigators that Ellis was a pledge for the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. He was found dead by friends just after 11 a.m. on Monday.
The Travis County Medical Examiner's Office is conducting an autopsy. Police believe alcohol may have been a factor in the student's death.
Ellis was a business major from Humble, Texas.
University President Denise M. Trauth said all fraternity and sorority activity will be suspended on campus until the Greek Affairs system is thoroughly reviewed.
"These chapters are prohibited from holding new-member events, chapter meetings, social functions, and philanthropic activities until a thorough review of the Greek Affairs system is completed," said Trauth.
University spokesman Matt Flores said Texas State University is working with the police department to investigate the death. According to Flores, the fraternity was already being investigated starting on Oct. 4 surrounding their activities.
At this time officials are not releasing any more details surrounding Ellis’ death.
This is not the first time a Texas State student has died. Last year a freshman was killed in a tragic party bus accident on her way to a fraternity party.