Student hospitalized after fall from fraternity balcony

An 18-year-old fell from the second floor of Phi Kappa Psi on Saturday.

by Kia Farhang

A University of Minnesota student was hospitalized after falling from the second-story balcony of a fraternity house Saturday afternoon.

The Minneapolis Fire Department responded to a call at the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house at 12:41 p.m., MFD Battalion Chief Mike Carswell said. An 18-year-old man had fallen from a balcony, Carswell said, and was treated at the scene before being taken to the Hennepin County Medical Center.

The student was “alert and oriented” when the fire department arrived and didn’t appear to have any broken bones, Carswell said. It was unclear if the student was intoxicated, but several people at the scene were, a fire department official said.

In an email statement, Office for Fraternity and Sorority Life Program Director Matt Levine said University staff have reached out to the student’s family to offer support. Levine didn’t offer any additional details about the incident.