Governor seeks review of campus policies on hazing and alcohol

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has asked leaders of the state's system of universities and colleges to review their campus policies on hazing, alcohol, and drugs following the death of a Louisiana State University student.

In a letter dated Thursday, Edwards asked system presidents to report their findings and recommendations to his office by Oct. 29.

Police are investigating the Sept. 14 death of 18-year-old Maxwell Gruver as a possible result of fraternity hazing. A coroner said hospital tests found a "highly elevated" blood alcohol level in Gruver's body.

The LSU freshman from Roswell, Georgia, was being considered for membership in the Phi Delta Theta fraternity.

The fraternity's national office closed the chapter after Gruver's death.