Texas State student found dead after fraternity initiation | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Elias Hubbard
November 15, 2017

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

Ellis' friends called police about him Monday morning, and officers arrived at his apartment to find him not breathing.

He was declared dead just before 12:30 pm yesterday.

Individuals at the scene told police Ellis was a pledge for Phi Kappa Psi fraternity but he did not live at the apartment complex - he lived on campus. His cause of death has not yet been determined.

Preliminary investigation indicates that alcohol may have been a factor in this death but investigators are awaiting toxicology results from the autopsy.

The San Marcos Police Department is now investigating. His next of kin have been notified. EMS personnel were not able to revive him and he was pronounced dead. Trauth suspended all Greek fraternity and sorority chapters at Texas State as a result of the tragedy. My thoughts are with his family, friends, and the Texas State Community.

The Texas State Fraternity switched its Twitter account to private after Ellis' death. Trauth said the chapters aren't allowed to hold new-member events, chapter meetings, social functions and philanthropic activities.

Trauth released a statement on Tuesday suspending all activities of Greek fraternities and sororities at the university.

It is imperative that our entire university community develop a culture that places the highest priority on the safety of its students, faculty, and staff.

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