University of Connecticut

UConn Suspends Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity While Investigating Student Fall

The University of Connecticut has suspended the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity as they investigate what led up to a student falling from a third-story window of a residence hall on the campus in Storrs Tuesday night

Members of the UConn police and fire departments were called the Northwest complex around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday after getting a report that a student had fallen from a third-floor window and found one student on the ground below the window. Another student was found in a room in need of medical attention, authorities said. 

A statement from the Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity International Headquarters said the incident involved brothers from the University of Connecticut chapter. 

Both of the students were taken to Windham Hospital. UConn officials said the student who fell from the window was transferred to Hartford Hospital for an additional evaluation. Both are in stable condition. 

A statement from UConn on Thursday said UConn Police are continuing to investigate and notified the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity on Wednesday that its campus chapter was placed on interim suspension in response to alleged behavior that would violate the Student Code of Conduct. 

Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity International Headquarters said safety is their utmost concern. They placed the chapter on an interim suspension and said they encourage students to cooperate with local authorities while the fraternity investigation continues. 

“We will continue working with the university moving forward,” the fraternity’s statement says. 

UConn’s investigation includes interviewing people who had contact earlier in the day and evening with the students to help determine a timeline and possible contributing factors.

They said the UConn Zeta Beta Tau fraternity will be suspended until the matter has been resolved.

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