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LHU frat house probation lifted

From Pennlive

LOCK HAVEN — A fraternity at Lock Haven University can again participate in all aspects of student life as a recognized social Greek organization.

The probation of the Alpha Sigma Phi chapter was lifted Tuesday, university spokesperson Elizabeth Arnold said Thursday.

The fraternity had been on probation since Nov. 24 when the body of a 21-year-old man was found in an off-campus house occupied by several fraternity members.

The decision to lift the suspension was made after the Office of Student and Residence Life conducted an investigation and reviewed all available information, including the results of a Lock Haven city police probe, Arnold said.

The police investigation determined the death was not the result of drug overdose or foul play and the case is considered closed, Chief Kristin Smith said.

Clinton County Corner Zach Hanna identified the deceased as Nathan Burk, 21, of Portage.

His investigation into the cause of death continues but he said he agrees with the police conclusion that foul play appears unlikely.

Burk, who was not a Lock Haven student, was found unresponsive in a bed in a West Main Street house and pronounced dead at the scene. Fraternities at Lock Haven do not have separate houses.

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