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Binghamton University Suspends Fraternity

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BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -

Binghamton University has put the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity on a temporary suspension Monday as officials investigate the weekend death of 18-year-old student Conor Donnelly. Binghamton Detectives said the Rockland County student was pledging the organization and fell from Alpha Sigma Phi's fourth-floor balcony on 92 Front Street.

Shortly after 5 p.m. Monday, University spokesman Ryan Yarosh announced B.U. was conducting a joint investigation with the Binghamton Police Department.

Yarosh added, the "Dean of Students Office and Case Management Services met with the student’s parents when they arrived and have been providing them support." In the meantime, the University said the staff from the Counseling Center continue to provide support and counseling services for students who are affected by this death.

At around 7:40 p.m. on Monday night, Alpha Sigma Phi Headquarters released the following statement:

Alpha Sigma Phi is very saddened to learn of the passing of Conor Donnelly, and we extend our deepest sympathies to his family and friends. While police have determined his death to be an accident, we will continue to provide our full cooperation during the ongoing investigation. Additionally, a senior Alpha Sigma Phi staff member is now in Binghamton to provide support to members after the loss of their friend.