" I am deeply saddened to share that with you.
Serafin-Bazan was hospitalized last Friday with "a serious medical condition" as a result of a possible hazing incident, Tripathi said in a statement to the
Serafin-Bazan was taken to the Sigma Pi fraternity's off-campus house when an undisclosed incident took place, the fraternity said when they were learned of the incident last week.
The fraternity says it's deeply saddened by Serafin-Bazan's death and extends its "heartfelt condolences to Sebastian's family and friends during this extremely difficult time."
"We remain in communication with the Buffalo Police Department and University officials, and have offered our support for their ongoing investigation, "the fraternity said.
The Buffalo Police Department, New York State Police, and University Police are investigating the incident and looking into it.
The university and fraternity are each initiating an internal investigation and review.
"The (university's) internal review will continue this spring and through the summer," says John Della Contrada, University of Buffalo Interim Vice President for Communications, CNN.
"The only thing that matters is that we have a great deal of seriousness in our lives." , but they are so crimes, "said Tripathi said Friday.
Della Contrada said he was not aware of any hazing deaths in the history of the university, and sigma pi did not answer many questions from cnn including how many hazing-related activities or how many lawsuits the fraternity has had or is facing in relation to hazing-related incidents.
On its website, the fraternity identifies several Sigma Pi chapters whose charters have been revoked for
Sigma Pi told CNN that it is "deplores hazing" and is "establishing a revised alcohol policy that bans hard alcohol" hailing new members. "
Sigma Pi has more than 1
Carma Hassan contributed to this report.