Hepner Hall at San Diego State University
Iconic Hepner Hall at San Diego State University. Photo by Chris Jennewein

San Diego State University on Friday suspended the activities of 14 fraternities after a student was hospitalized following a suspected hazing event.

Campus police were called to Tenocha Hall in the 6100 block of Montezuma Road Thursday morning regarding a student in need of medical attention, according university police.

The hospitalized student was reportedly a freshman Phi Gamma Delta pledge who suffered a medical emergency at a fraternity event.

The university responded to the incident by suspending the Interfraterity Council and all 14 of its member fraternities until further notice.

“Given the severity of this incident, and as the safety and well-being of students is a primary concern of the university, SDSU President Adela de la Torre has suspended the Interfraternity Council and all chapter organizations under the council,” according to a statement from the school.

The suspension affected as many as 1,400 students, but not the majority of fraternities and sororities. There are 46 recognized Greek organizations on the campus.

Both university officials and campus police are investigating the incident. Further details were not immediately available.

— From Staff and Wire Reports

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