CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- There will be no social events at the fraternities at the University of Virginia for the next few weeks.

All UVA fraternities have suspended new member and social events in the wake of an incident that sent a Kappa Sigma pledge to the hospital last week.

Kappa Sigma has been suspended indefinitely and is under investigation for hazing.

Now the Interfraternity Council has suspended all new member activities and social events until March 20 as part of its commitment to supporting anti-hazing efforts on Grounds.

A student publication called the Jefferson Independent reported last week that a second-year student pledging Kappa Sigma fell down the stairs and hit his head after drinking heavily.

It adds that the student is now in a coma.

On Tuesday, the IFC released a statement saying it supports UVA’s decision to suspend Kappa Sigma and its first concern is the recovery of the injured student.

Below is the statement:

The Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC) is aware of the incident involving a student on Wednesday, February 21st. The IFC is informed of the University’s response and the ongoing investigations and actively works with University and state authorities. Our primary concern is the health and well-being of the individual involved, and we extend our thoughts and prayers to the affected individual, their family, and loved ones during this time.

In response to the severity of the situation, the University of Virginia issued an immediate Fraternal Organization Agreement suspension of the Kappa Sigma fraternity which the IFC fully supports. The IFC aims to foster a culture of accountability, respect, and inclusivity within our community. The health and safety of our members and broader community is our foremost goal. The IFC promotes anti-hazing and risk management practices across all chapters to prevent incidents.

The governing board and all chapter presidents have made the decision to implement a three-week suspension of all new member activities and social events until March 20th at 11:59PM effective immediately. This decision was made as a commitment to anti-hazing efforts and out of respect for the ongoing situation. Additionally, following the suspension, all IFC chapters must initiate their new members between March 21st-24th. We will continue to work diligently to protect our community as the situation evolves.