Michigan State Fraternity Death Leads to Frat Suspension

A Michigan State fraternity death has resulted in the suspension of Pi Alpha Phi. The victim of the Michigan State fraternity death has been identified as Phat Nguyen. Emergency medical personal responded to a 911 call on Saturday at 2:00 a.m. Upon arrival at the scene, the found Phat Nguyen unresponsive and not breathing. EMTs began CPR on the 21-year-old student to no avail. Phat Nguyen was pronounced dead at the scene.

Awaiting Coroner’s Report on Michigan State Fraternity Death

An autopsy has been performed on Phat Nguyen. With that said, results from that portion of the forensics examination have not been released by the coroner to the public. The coroner is awaiting results from a toxicology report.

Alcohol Likely Played a Role in Michigan State Fraternity Death

Officials from the Lansing Police Department have made a brief statement that they believe alcohol likely played a role in the death of Phat Nguyen. The Lansing Police Department would not expand on this possibility. The department made it clear that they are awaiting further information from the coroner, particularly the toxicology report.

MSU Releases Statement Regarding Death of Pi Alpha Phi Fraternity Member Phat Nguyen

MSU administration has released a statement regarding the death of Pi Alpha Phi fraternity member Phat Nguyen. Dan Olsen, spokesperson for MSA, stated: “We are heartbroken by this loss to our Spartan community and our thoughts and prayers are with the student's family and friends.”

Pi Alpha Phi Fraternity Suspended After Michigan State Fraternity Death

The MSU chapter of Pi Alpha Phi Fraternity faced multiple suspensions in the aftermath of the death of Phat Nguyen:

  • Michigan State University has suspended the Pi Alpha Phi fraternity pending further investigation. What this means is that the MSU chapter cannot recruit new members. The chapter is also unable to host any campus-related events during the suspension. Depending on the results of the investigation, the suspension might be lifted, a longer suspension put in place, or the organization might face a termination of its ability to be a recognized university organization.
  • The national board of the Pi Alpha Phi fraternity has also taken action against the MSU chapter following the Michigan State University fraternity death. According to the fraternity’s national board: “Michigan State University chapter has been placed under interim suspension pending investigation upon the death of a student member last weekend.”

Phat Nguyen Full Pi Alpha Phi Fraternity for a Short Time Before His Death

Social media maintained by the Pi Alpha Phi fraternity indicates that Phat Nguyen may have been a member of the Greek organization for as short one day before his tragic death. In any event, his full membership in the fraternity is measured in days, not weeks or months. Thus, this leads to speculation that the death of Phat Nguyen may have been connected with fraternity hazing. With that said, law enforcement has not confirmed this possibility as of this time.

Michigan State Fraternity Death Lawyer

If you’ve lost a loved one in a Michigan State fraternity death, the caring and experienced team at The Doan Law Firm can answer questions you have at this time. The challenges associated with the unexpected loss of a family member, particularly a younger one, are virtually incomprehensible. As a result, we have established an easy to access Michigan State fraternity death lawyer confidential telephone line at (517) 657-0000.

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