UVM suspends all fraternity activities, following student’s death

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The University of Vermont has suspended all fraternity activities until further notice, as it continues to investigate the death of Connor Gage.

Gage, 19, was found dead Saturday morning at a parking lot on 294 North Winooski Avenue.

Burlington Police told us Monday that preliminary autopsy results suggest he died from exposure to sub-zero temperatures.  They say Gage was also intoxicated.

Deputy Chief Jon Murad said he attended two off-campus events Friday night.  On Tuesday, Vice Provost for Student Affairs Annie Stevens said Gage participated in social activities with one or more University fraternities that night.  Stevens said the findings raise “serious concerns.”  It was in an email to the UVM Community, that it was announced all fraternity activities were suspended until further notice.

“I continue to urge students to take all the necessary precautions to keep themselves safe:  look out for one another, always let somebody know where you are and where you are going, and make healthy choices about drugs and alcohol,” Stevens wrote.

Police have said surveillance footage shows Gage walking alone, inadequately dressed and moving in a way consistent with being drunk and/or suffering from hypothermia.

Connor Gage was a first year student from Little Falls, NY.

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