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Greek life suspended after Texas State sophomore found dead in pledging incident

Matthew Ellis was 20

A Texas State sophomore and Phi Psi brother was found dead after a pledging incident.

San Marcos police are investigating after Matthew Ellis, 20, was found dead at an apartment building off campus.

Witnesses told cops how Ellis, a Business major, was pledging for Phi Kappa Psi. He was found dead by friends after 11 a.m. on Monday.

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Matthew Ellis

Investigators believe alcohol could have played a part in Ellis' death although a full toxicology report is pending.

University spokesman Matt Flores said Texas State is assisting the police department to investigate the death.


Greek life is suspended at Texas State. President Denise Trauth emailed the entire Bobcat community to say all Greek chapters are "prohibited from holding new-member events, chapter meetings, social functions, and philanthropic activities until a thorough review of the Greek Affairs system is completed."

Texas State follow a number of other colleges to recently ban Greek life, like UMich, Louisiana State and Florida State.

More to follow.