Fourteen fraternities at San Diego State University have been suspended after the tragic passing of a Freshman student.
Dylan Hernandez, 19, died on November 10, 2019, after attending a fraternity event, and the university believes that "possible misconduct" by the frat house is to blame.
As reported by the school's newspaper, The Daily Aztec, SDSU president Adela de la Torre confirmed Hernandez's death in an email that was sent out to the university community on Sunday.
De la Torre has also urged students to contact the University Police Department with any information they may have.
Fellow students told FOX 5 San Diego that Hernandez was "really out of it" when he returned to his dorm room on the sixth floor of the Tenochca Residence Hall on Wednesday night. They stated he may have "partied too much" at the fraternity event he attended.
SDSU Freshman Piper Grant told FOX 5 San Diego:
"He seemed fine, he was talking and everything. And then, they came in at 8 in the morning, and that's when it went downhill."
Other students told CNN said that Hernandez "fell out of his bunk bed" while asleep, and that he was foaming at the mouth by the morning.
A fundraiser in memory of Hernandez has been set up on GoFundMe.
Wrote the fundraiser's organizer, Carly Bernarndo:
"Dylan was an outgoing, light hearted and goofy person who had so much love to give to everyone he met."
"He never failed to make everyone in the room smile and his laugh was infectious... This is being created to raise money to help to create memorials for family and friends as a way to grieve, and remember Dylan for all the lives he was able to touch."
People on Twitter are commending the university's decision and hoping that it will lead to changes in college hazing and party culture.
As a parent who just sent their child off to college last year & another one poised to go - this expectation that t… https://t.co/yPI1ZGz4SJ— Kathleen Bade (@Kathleen Bade) 1573507125.0
The @CityofSanDiego needs to step in and demand that all @SDSU frats/sorority parties that serve alcohol have on… https://t.co/xjoihN4tj0— Adam McLane (@Adam McLane) 1573413280.0
@Sheri_Hill @TheDailyAztec Hazing has been under fire since I was in college in the late 60s, maybe even before tha… https://t.co/r3UZbQR7A4— Karen Taylor (@Karen Taylor) 1573525923.0
@TheDailyAztec Why we keep fraternities and sororities is beyond me. They’re just there to create tribes that endl… https://t.co/pJJNPPVOLV— Armored Chocobo (@Armored Chocobo) 1573524924.0
@RobertPRoehm @KOAARobQuirk It seems like that but it’s much needed. When this happened earlier this year at UCI we… https://t.co/dP9HoEteJa— sagitterrorist rique (@sagitterrorist rique) 1573546343.0
The proceeds for Dylan Hernandez's GoFundMe will be used towards funeral and memorial services. You can donate here.