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UB Suspends Fraternity and Sorority Activities

Buffalo, NY – Officials at the University at Buffalo say allegations of illegal drug use and underage drinking at a fraternity house last weekend have prompted them to cancel fraternity and sorority activities.

Police are investigating reports that two teens involved in a fatal accident on Grand Island had been drinking at a fraternity party and then at a Main Street bar near UB's South Campus.

In a written statement to the Buffalo News, Dennis Black, the university's vice president of Student Affairs, would not link the accident to the fraternity and sorority suspensions.

Early Sunday morning, a car driven by Travis Hennigar, 19, ran off a Grand Island road and plunged into the Niagara River. Hennigar, an Erie Community College student, is still missing and is presumed drowned. Police ended their river search on Tuesday.

Jeffrey Critelli, an 18-year-old UB student, was a passenger in the car and survived the crash by breaking free through the car's sunroof.

The frat and sorority activity ban is in effect at least through Saturday. The university statement said a campus meeting will be held with Greek organizations to review policies regarding illegal alcohol and drug use before activities are allowed to resume.