Student death under investigation | The University Star

Matthew Ellis

Matthew Ellis

All Greek chapters on Texas State University's campus have been suspended in the wake of a death that happened Sunday.

According to The University Star, the college's student newspaper, Ellis had been initiated into the campus chapter of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity the previous night.

At about 11:35 a.m. Monday, Nov. 13, The San Marcos Police Department was dispatched to Millennium Apartments at 1651 Post Road.

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Moreno ordered an autopsy on Ellis's body. Police in San Marcos, Texas, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Austin, say they suspect alcohol played a role in the death. Around the same time, Sigma Phi Epsilon adopted a substance free policy for all their fraternity facilities in the U.S.

Texas State has suspended fraternity and sorority chapters following his death.

"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", she said. "And those are the charges we have to work with at this point, but it's really early in the investigation for us to make those kind of determinations", Bomers Bach said. The university's Greek organizations are required to register all social events through the Greek Affairs office, Flores said, but Phi Kappa Psi did not have any registered on that day, according to an online calendar of approved social events.

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Texas state isn't the only school cracking down on fraternities and sororities. My thoughts are with his family, friends, and the Texas State Community.

Texas State is the second major university in less than 10 days to suspend all Greek activities on campus. They also said they have had no previous knowledge of alcohol-related incidents with the fraternity.

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