West Virginia University officials learned today (Feb. 11) of criminal charges brought by Morgantown Police against a WVU student in the death of a fellow student, Nolan Burch.

The Nov. 12 medical emergency and subsequent death, reportedly stemmed from a Kappa Sigma “big brother” activity – even though the chapter was not a recognized organization on campus.

“We are still grieving over Nolan’s untimely death and for his family, who has faced such sadness and loss,” said Corey Farris, dean of students.

As to the criminal complaint, that is a legal matter that will need to take its course, Farris said.

WVU continues to work with Greek leaders and student organizations on changes that will contribute to a safer and more service and academic–oriented culture.



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