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Fraternity, sorority suspended after Dartmouth student dies

Two Greek organizations suspended by Dartmouth following student death Ian Thomas Jansen-Lonnquist/Boston Globe

Dartmouth College has suspended activities of two Greek organizations while authorities continue to investigate the death of 20-year-old student Won Jang.

“Dartmouth has suspended two Greek organizations, Beta Alpha Omega and Alpha Phi, due to an ongoing investigation. We are working closely with the Hanover Police Department as they investigate,” a spokesperson said in a statement to Boston.com.

Jang was found dead Sunday in the Connecticut River. Authorities said no foul play is suspected. He was last seen Saturday evening at an “informal social gathering” near the docks in the area of ​​8 Boathouse Road. He was reported missing after he failed to show up for the gathering Sunday.

Police, firefighters and crews from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department searched the river and surrounding area. Jang’s body was found about 65 feet from the shore Sunday evening.

Investigators are trying to determine whether alcohol and harassment were involved in Jang’s death, sources said.

“There is some evidence of alcohol, certainly from witnesses and conversations with things like that. Again, that’s all part of our investigation. We did get an anonymous email this morning from the college that there may be some harassment going on, so we’ll certainly look into that aspect as well,” Hanover Police Chief Charles Dennis told WMUR.

Dartmouth officials said Jang, a biomedical engineering student, was a member of Beta Alpha Omega.

“The entire Dartmouth community is mourning the tragic loss of Won Jang. Our counseling team has been with the family since yesterday, and Dartmouth is providing all possible support to Won’s parents, family, and friends,” a Dartmouth spokesperson said.

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