LSU president: Hazing will lead to expulsion following death of Roswell freshman

Any future incidents involving hazing at Louisiana State University will result in groups being removed from campus and expulsion, LSU President F. King Alexander said Wednesday. 

Max Gruver, 18, a freshman from Roswell, died in September following a suspected hazing incident at LSU’s Phi Delta Theta fraternity. At the time of his death, Gruver had an alcohol level of .495 percent — more than six times the legal limit for drivers. 

Last week, LSU’s Task Force on Greek Life released its findings following a study that began in September. King approved all of the task force’s recommendations, which also included giving university leaders access to events at Greek houses.

“We are committed to real change, and I believe our students, staff, and faculty stand behind me on that assertion,” King said in a letter released Wednesday. “As I have stated before, there will be no return to ‘normal.’ This marks the start of wholesale change to the policies and culture surrounding Greek Life and other student organizations at LSU.”

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