The father of a 19-year-old University of Kansas student says alcohol is to blame for his son's death, the University Daily Kansan reports. Jason Wren of Littleton, Colo., was found dead Sunday at his fraternity house, Sigma Alpha Epsilon. He had just moved in at the end of February. "One week of fraternity living killed him," Jay Wren told the Denver Post . "He overdrank. Kids have got to understand alcohol is the worst."
An autopsy has been completed, but the coroner has not released an official cause of death.
According to classmates and his father, Jason Wren had been forced out of the dorms for alcohol-related infractions. Citing confidentiality policies, the university would not confirm that.
On the night preceding his death, Wren reportedly drank excessively at a restaurant and at his fraternity house.
Neither the university nor the fraternity's national organization has announced any immediate plans for disciplinary action, but representatives from both have not ruled it out pending the completion of the investigation.
Meanwhile, Jay Wren has made a call for a change in alcohol policies and awareness on campus and has asked that the SAE house go dry. "In his honor, I want kids to put the drinks down, and every time I want to have a drink now, I'm going to say no. It's in honor of my son, because alcohol killed him."