College Student in Ohio Dies After an Alleged Fraternity Hazing Incident
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A student at Bowling Green State University in Ohio died March 7 after an alleged fraternity hazing incident.
Stone Foltz, a second-year business student in northwestern Ohio, died at a party off-campus.
Foltz’s family is not commenting on the incident.
The family’s attorney told ABC News, “At this time we are gathering all of the facts leading to his untimely death and we have no interest in commenting on speculation.”
“However, we do ask that you please show respect and consideration for Stone’s family. Despite their unbearable grief, they agreed to donate Stone’s organs so that others may have a second chance at life.”
The university’s President Rodney K. Rogers sent out an email to students and staff regarding Foltz’s death.
“Those who knew Stone remember him as a kind, selfless person with a great sense of humor,” Rogers said. “The University mourns his tragic loss and shares in his family and friends’ sorrow. BGSU is collecting sympathies for his family.”
Bowling Green State University put an interim suspension on the fraternity Pi Kappa Alpha for an alleged hazing activity.
“Bowling Green State University has placed Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity on interim suspension for alleged hazing activity,” the university statement said. “Local law enforcement and University investigations continue. Given that Pi Kappa Alpha is not currently recognized as a registered student organization, the fraternity’s Greek letters were removed from its on-campus residence this morning.”
The national chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha gave their condolences to Foltz’s family and friends.
They continued to say they are “horrified and outraged” about the incident.
The university says the incident has started a full investigation into all off-campus activities involving greek organizations.
“BGSU is committed to not just the student conduct and law enforcement investigations, but a full inquiry into each Greek chapter’s prevention and compliance responsibilities under University policies prohibiting hazing,” the university said.
“These University processes and policies have been established to set high expectations and standards and to enforce compliance and ensure the safety of all students.”