College freshman dies less than a week after hazing incident

An 18-year-old student at the University at Buffalo in New York has died following a hazing incident last week, the university's president said Wednesday.

"I am deeply saddened to share with you that UB freshman Sebastian Serafin-Bazan passed away today," UB President Satish K. Tripathi said in a statement.


"Our hearts go out to Sebastian’s family for the devastating heartbreak they are experiencing. We extend our sincerest condolences to the Serafin-Bazan family and to all of Sebastian’s friends here at UB and in his hometown of Port Chester, N.Y. We join them in mourning the tragic loss of a member of our UB family," Tripathi added.

Serafin-Bazan's death comes after the student was injured following an unspecified "hazing incident" that occurred last week at an off-campus fraternity house, the university said in a statement at the time.

Following the incident, Tripathi suspended the official activities of all fraternities and sororities on the campus.

Serafin-Bazan was a member of the Sigma Pi fraternity. 

The university's police are working with Buffalo police and the New York State police to investigate the incident, according to CNN.

The Sigma Pi fraternity told CNN in a statement that it has "offered our support for their ongoing investigation." The fraternity said that it "deplores hazing" and is developing a new policy to ban hard alcohol.