Greek Life social activities immediately suspended at Murray State University

MURRAY, KY (KFVS) - All Greek Life social activities at Murray State University were immediately suspended on Thursday night, May 10.

The suspension comes days before graduation but could last into the fall semester.

Here is the statement from Murray State Vice President of University Advancement Adrienne King:

"Murray State University holds high standards regarding the conduct of our student organizations. Based on national trends, and our own review of reports involving Greek activities, and the implementation and enforcement of the Greek Social Event policy, the University has suspended all social activities within the Greek Life community, effective immediately.  In order for us to promote and execute the core values of Greek Life – leadership, scholarship, service and philanthropy, and personal growth opportunities – we must pause to assess our current policies and procedures to determine what, if any, changes are needed."

It's not clear the exact reason why Greek Life social events have been suspended.

According to an area newspaper, a student reported to campus police a sexual assault that happened at an off-campus fraternity house on Sunday, May 6.

We have reached out to the Murray State Police and the Murray Police Department for confirmation.

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Previously, on Sunday, April 29, a friend of a student reportedly died at an off-campus fraternity house.

Murray State President Bob Davies released this letter concerning the death:

"I am very saddened to write this letter.  On Sunday morning we learned that a friend of one of our students who was visiting him in Murray passed away at an off-campus fraternity house.

According to the university, the suspensions are not related to any one particular incident but a national trend as a whole and their own review.

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