LSU officials are now investigating his death as a possible hazing incident at a fraternity house.
King Alexander has suspended all campus Greek activities indefinitely. "As we continuously warned over and over again hazing is risky, irresponsible and unacceptable and will not be tolerated at LSU period", Alexander said.
Police at Louisiana State University are treating the death of an 18-year-old student as a "possible hazing incident", campus officials say.
As of now, Gruver's cause of death remains unknown.
More complete autopsy results, which could take up to a month, will include the results of further toxicology and other tests, the coroner said.
Max Gruver was taken to the hospital after leaving an LSU fraternity house, where he was later pronounced dead, according to the East Baton Rouge Coroner's Office.
The fraternity contacted LSU's Greek Life office about 12:15 p.m.to inform them of an incident.
Phi Delta Theta, the fraternity involved in the probe, has also been suspended by its national chapter.
"We're committed to investigating this situation thoroughly". "The chapter and any individuals who are found to have violated our policies will be held accountable".
Phi Delta Theta, which was founded in 1848 and now has 183 chapters across the U.S. and Canada, became the largest fraternity to implement an alcohol-free housing policy starting in 2000. A house mom lives in the fraternity house, Ballard told CNN.
We are deeply saddened to inform you that Maxwell Gruver, Class of 2017, passed away today unexpectedly.
"This is an evolving situation".
Alexander said he wasn't aware of any arrests made in connection with the freshman's death.
Last February, a 19-year-old Pennsylvania State University student died during a pledge event, leading to criminal charges for fraternity members. It was founded on campus in 1938, according to LSU's Division of Student Affairs.