15-year suspension for Nevada fraternity where pledge died

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A fraternity on the campus of the College of Nevada, Reno the place an 18-year-old pledge died in October has been suspended for 15 years for violating the varsity's alcohol coverage.

The varsity stated in a press release Tuesday its Workplace of Scholar Conduct launched an investigation on the Sigma Nu Fraternity on Oct. 17 after studying the freshman pledge candidate was injured on the fraternity home the day earlier than.

The Reno Gazette-Journal reported Ryan Abele of Harmony, California fell down a staircase and subsequently ruptured a fundamental artery to his mind. He died 12 days later.

Along with the alcohol violation, UNR stated Sigma Nu broke scholar conduct codes and an settlement relating to recognition of fraternizes and sororities.

Sigma Nu has till Dec. 29 to attraction. The varsity says a separate investigation led by campus police is constant.