Texas A&M frat suspended after pledge's off-campus death


HOUSTON – A review has led to the suspension of a Texas A&M University fraternity after a pledge died in an off-campus apartment earlier this year.

Joseph Little, 18, died Aug. 28 – two days after suffering a seizure at his Calloway House apartment and being rushed to a hospital. The freshman had been accepted to Phi Gamma Delta fraternity just before his death.

College Station police are still investigating Little’s death, but a spokeswoman for the university said that an internal review determined that the fraternity violated student rules related to hazing and alcohol, as well as university and administrative policies.

Phi Gamma Delta, known on campus as the “Fijis,” has appealed the suspension. If upheld, the fraternity could not apply for recognition again until 2022. It is not known when a final ruling will be made.

Brazos County investigators determined Little’s death was unnatural. A cause of death is still being determined.

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