All fraternities and sororities are suspended at the University at Buffalo after a student was critically injured in a possible hazing incident. The incident, which took place Thursday night, reportedly happened at the Sigma Pi fraternity house. The university identified the student as Sebastian Serafin-Bazan, an 18-year-old freshman from Port Chester, New York. Serafin-Bazan is still in the hospital. The university cannot provide an update on his condition due to federal privacy laws that protect patients, but a source close to the investigation reportedly said the student was “on life support.”
Buffalo police has 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 hazing. The Buffalo News reported that Serafin-Bazan had no alcohol or drugs in his system, but went into cardiac arrest after being forced to exercise excessively by fraternity brothers.