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VCU community calling for justice after student found dead

March 1, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Family members were told Adam Oakes died after excessive drinking at a fraternity event at a house off-campus and the organization in question has been suspended.

If you do want to be around it, it surrounds you. ”Caldwell and other VCU students are now calling for answers following the death of 19-year-old Adam Oakes this weekend. Family members were told Oakes died after excessive drinking at a fraternity event at a house off-campus and the organization in question has been suspended.

“There’s a lot of people very sad about his death; a lot of people very angry. ”Oakes, whose family is from Sterling, was found unresponsive and pronounced dead by emergency crews when they found him Saturday morning at a house on W Clay Street near downtown, according to Richmond Police. “He just had such a big heart, you know,” Oakes father Eric told CBS 6 in an interview Sunday.

Delta Chi released a statement Monday:“We were devastated to learn of the death of a student at Virginia Commonwealth University and extend our condolence to the family, friends, and everyone touched by this heart-breaking news,” the statement said.

“We encourage all members to cooperate with law enforcement investigative efforts and all directives of the University Administration. ”Oakes family said despite efforts made nationally following several high publicized deaths at fraternities in the mid-2010’s, more oversight of Greek organizations is needed. “Just because in 2018, they put a ban on hazing, fraternities and sororities are manipulating the system,” White said. An online petition calling on VCU to expel the Delta Chi chapter garnered nearly 8,000 signatures by Monday evening.

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