A freshman at Baruch College in Lower Manhattan died Monday morning after a weekend trip to the Poconos with members of the Pi Delta Psi fraternity. Chen “Michael” Deng, 19, was unresponsive when friends delivered him to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital in northeast Pennsylvania at approximately 8:15 a.m. on Sunday. During treatment for his unspecified injuries, the Pocono Record reports that he suffered major brain trauma and was placed on life support. Yesterday he died.
When police arrived at the residence in Tunkhannock Township on Sunday, they found some 20 members of Pi Delta Psi, an “Asian-American Cultural Fraternity.” Investigators determined that in the early morning hours, Deng, who was pledging the fraternity, was injured during “a ritual” in the yard. The death remains under investigation.
Andy Meng, the current president of Pi Delta Psi, did not respond to a request for comment. The Baruch chapter of Pi Delta Psi’s Facebook page was taken down today.