IU student remains hospitalized after incident

Brian Macken was found unresponsive at the Phi Sigma Kappa house Friday.
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Bloomington - An Indiana University student is still in the hospital after an incident at a fraternity house over the weekend.

The IU campus was like a ghost town Monday because of the holiday, but ask anyone walking around if they know what happened at the Phi Sigma Kappa house and they'll tell you.

"I've heard about a it and I haven't even watched the news or anything, but everybody knows," said student Sean Arata.

Police say they received a call Friday afternoon about an unresponsive male at the fraternity house. Paramedics took 19-year-old Brian Macken to Bloomington Hospital, where he received care at the intensive care unit for what police say was a drug overdose.

Fraternity officials Monday confirmed the victim was Macken, a native of Greenwich, Connecticut. They say he was a fraternity pledge at one point, but got kicked out.

Officials also say they don't know what Macken was doing at the house the afternoon of the incident. They believe he showed up at an event Thursday night and was found lying on a couch unresponsive the following afternoon.

"People could be suspended because of the incident. The chapter could be suspended, there's a range of sanctions that could face the chapter or individuals," said Michael Carey, executive director of Phi Sigma Kappa International Headquarters.

University police are still conducting an investigation. The Phi Sigma Kappa chapter at IU is reportedly cooperating with police.

In the meantime, Greek officials have canceled all activities on campus indefinitely.

If narcotics were involved, officials say that would be a serious violation. Fraternity officials will meet with the university later this week to determine the future of the fraternity and the people involved.