UVa Student Dies, Fraternity Events Canceled

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April 6, 2010

The University of Virginia community is grieving the loss of one of its students.

Joe Arwood, a fourth-year psychology student and member of Sigma Phi fraternity (commonly referred to as SERP), died shortly before noon Sunday. Arwood was found unconscious Friday morning and was being treated at the UVa Medical Center.

Fraternity brothers canceled social events for this upcoming weekend, and other fraternities on grounds are following suit.

SERP fraternity members said they are grieving and upset, which is the reason for canceling a party for the Mahogony Dance Troupe, a hip-hop dance group, scheduled for Saturday.

A spokesperson for the medical examiner in Richmond said the office has not determined a cause of death for Arwood and said it could take up to six months for those test results to come in.

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