Two hospitalized after reports of person falling from window, ZBT fraternity suspended

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Two university students are in stable condition following a report of a fall from a window yesterday night at Northwest housing complex.  File Photo / The Daily Campus

Two university students are in stable condition following a report of a fall from a window yesterday night at Northwest housing complex. File Photo / The Daily Campus

The University of Connecticut’s chapter of the Zeta Beta Tau (ZBT) Fraternity has been placed on interim suspension after two new fraternity members were hospitalized Tuesday night. 

UConn police and fire departments were called to the Northwest housing complex at around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday on a report that a person had fallen from a third-floor window. They arrived to discover one person on the ground below the window and a second person in the room who also needed medical assistance, said UConn spokesperson Stephanie Reitz. 

Both were taken to Windham Hospital, and the student who fell from the window was transferred to Hartford Hospital for additional evaluation, Reitz said. The student who fell from the window is still being evaluated at Hartford Hospital, where he is stable. The other student was treated overnight in Windham and was released this morning, Reitz said. 

Both students were in stable condition, Reitz said. The incident and circumstances remain under investigation. 

The fraternity was placed on interim suspension by the Office of Community Standards and the national ZBT headquarters, according to an email from Jamel Catoe, director of the Center for Fraternity and Sorority Development. 

“This means that Zeta Beta Tau cannot be an active part of the community until this has been resolved,” Catoe said in the email. “It is deeply disappointing and saddening when students are injured and we know that this news affects individuals differently. I write today to ask that you keep the brothers of Zeta Beta Tau in your thoughts.” 


Gabriella DeBenedictis is the news editor for The Daily Campus. She can be reached via email at news@dailycampus.com.

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