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USCollege student dies days after possible hazing incident

12:50  18 april  2019
12:50  18 april  2019 Source:   abcnews.go.com

University at Buffalo suspends all fraternities and sororities after student critically injured by potential hazing

University at Buffalo suspends all fraternities and sororities after student critically injured by potential hazing A University at Buffalo student is in critical condition after a possible hazing incident involving a college fraternity, prompting the president of the western New York school to suspend all Greek life activities. The incident, which happened overnight Thursday, took place at the Sigma Pi house, according to WKBW-TV in Buffalo. The Buffalo Police Department said it is investigating the matter and that a student was rushed to the hospital with a "serious medical condition" believed to be the result of the incident of "potential hazing." Further details, including the name of the undergraduate student, have not been disclosed.

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College student dies days after possible hazing incident© AP Photo/David Duprey In this Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012 file photo shows the University at Buffalo campus in Buffalo, N.Y. Sebastian Serafin-Bazan, a University at Buffalo student, died Wednesday, April 17, 2019, from a suspected hazing incident last week.

A University at Buffalo student who was on life support after a "potential" hazing incident over the weekend died on Wednesday.

The school in western New York delivered the news that 18-year-old Sebastian Serafin-Bazanhad died in a statement.

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"I am deeply saddened to share with you that UB freshman Sebastian Serafin-Bazan passed away today," University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi said in a statement. "Our hearts go out to Sebastian’s family for the devastating heartbreak they are experiencing. We extend our sincerest condolences to the Serafin-Bazan family and to all of Sebastian’s friends here at UB and in his hometown of Port Chester, N.Y. We join them in mourning the tragic loss of a member of our UB family."

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Serafin-Bazanhad was rushed to Buffalo General Hospital after collapsing at Sigma Pi's fraternity house and placed on life support, according to Buffalo ABC affiliate WKBW.

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At the time, the Buffalo Police Department referred to the incident as "an incident of potential hazing" in a tweet Friday afternoon.

College student dies days after possible hazing incident© WKBW A student was critically injured in a "potential" hazing incident at the University at Buffalo's Sigma Pi house on Custer Street in Buffalo, N.Y., on Friday, April 12, 2019.

The incident prompted Tripathi to immediately suspend all Greek life on campus and open an investigation into the incident.

The national chapter of Sigma Pi said on Saturday it was "gathering information and, if necessary, will provide further comment after all facts have been gathered."

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The group reiterated that in a message of condolences after the student's death Wednesday.

"The entire Sigma Pi family is deeply saddened to learn of the tragic passing of Sebastian Serafin-Bazan," Jonathan Frost, executive director and CEO of Sigma Pi Fraternity & Foundation, said in a statement. "We extend our heartfelt condolences to Sebastian's family and friends during this extremely difficult time. We remain in communication with the Buffalo Police Department and University officials, and have offered our support for their ongoing investigation. We will be initiating an internal investigation and review once the police have concluded their fact-finding."

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All pledging activities for Cal State Northridge fraternities and sororities were terminated for the year by school officials Thursday evening after a fraternity was under investigation for a possible hazing incident .

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College student dies days after possible hazing incident© AP Photo/David Duprey In this Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012 file photo shows the University at Buffalo campus in Buffalo, N.Y. Sebastian Serafin-Bazan, a University at Buffalo student, died Wednesday, April 17, 2019, from a suspected hazing incident last week.

Authorities are still awaiting autopsy results to determine how Serafin-Bazanhad died.

Tripathi urged students to speak to someone if needed: "If you are struggling, please know that our university counselors are here to provide you support in the aftermath of this terrible loss. As we grieve Sebastian’s passing today and well beyond, it is my hope that each of us pauses to remind ourselves that we can only uphold our humanity by treating each other with dignity, compassion and kindness."

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ABC News' Brendan Rand contributed to this report.

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