Fraternity releases statement following TTU student death

Published: Sep. 12, 2014 at 3:01 PM CDT
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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - We're learning new details about the closure of a fraternity at Texas Tech, following the death of a potential new member.

Dalton Debrick, 18, died last month, on the weekend before classes began.

His body was discovered at a home near 36th St. and Knoxville Ave.

It's the same home where police responded just hours earlier, on a noise complaint.

A cause of death has not yet been released.

Debrick was pledging the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity, which has since stopped operations at Tech. 

According to statement released to us by Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity President and Chief Executive Officer Gordy Heminger , they received a report about a possible alcohol related incident on the same day they learned about Debrick's death.

The statement reads:

"On Sunday, August 24, Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity Headquarters received a report alleging that the Texas Tech colony had an alcohol-related incident that was potentially in violation of our Risk Management policies. Within 24 hours, two senior staff members were on-campus.

As a result of their investigation, we determined there were violations of our Risk Management policies which prompted us to cease operations and close the Colony.

This was especially disappointing since the Colony and members received training and education on Fraternity Risk Management policies.

We also learned on that Sunday that Dalton Debrick, a potential new member, tragically passed away. Our thoughts have been with and continue to be with Dalton's family and friends during this difficult time."


Fraternity no longer active after TTU student death

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