SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) — A Texas State University fraternity is suspended for “at least seven years,” after a student sued the group for an incident with members in October.
University officials confirmed the suspension of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity with KXAN Tuesday.
Video shows a group of men, later identified as members of the fraternity, violently attack student Nikolas Panagiotopoulos in a street. Panagiotopoulos was hospitalized with severe injuries after the ordeal, and sued the fraternity, its national chapter and three members.
Panagiotopoulos’ attorney, Sean McConnell, told KXAN Thursday, “We feel the school did the right thing here.” He said the fraternity is appealing the decision, which KXAN is working to confirm with Texas State.