IWU Fraternity Suspended Following Student Death
A fraternity at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington has been suspended for three years after a student's death in March.
The Pantagraph in Bloomington reports (http://bit.ly/HtLpku ) that school president Richard Wilson announced the suspension in a statement Tuesday. Authorities in northern Illinois say 18-year-old Brandon Landau of New York was at a party in White Pines State Park and died after being found unresponsive with his lower body in a stream and his upper body on a log.
Sigma Pi can appeal the sanctions. It also can request reinstatement in 2015, but would face another four years of probation. Wilson says the university found the fraternity responsible for "serious violations.''
The university's Office of Judicial Affairs investigated the case and it had a hearing before the judicial committee.