Vigil Held for Bradley Doyley, Student Who Died in an Alleged Hazing Incident. Family Speaks Out


Family, Friends and Supporters gathered at SUNY Buffalo State Sunday night to honor the life of Bradley Doyley, a graduating senior who officials say died during a hazing incident with Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.

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“Not only was he an amazing son, brother, grandson, uncle and cousin, but also a determined and outstanding student and athlete,” said Gavin Doyley, Bradley’s older brother.

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Balloons, candles and posters of 21 year-old Bradley Doyley were placed at the quad of SUNY Buffalo State Sunday night to honor his life. Doyley died Thursday after what school officials say was an alleged off-campus hazing incident involving the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. Now police are investigating Doyley’s death as a homicide and the family has hired an attorney.



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“There is a criminal investigation. My understanding is that there have been three homicide investigators who have been questioning people. We will do what can to assist the Buffalo Police, assist the family and guide them through this complicated process.

If there is a civil suit merited, I will and my partner, will file a civil suit on the family’s behalf,” said John Elmore, the Doyley family Attorney.


The Alpha Phi Alpha Chapter has since been suspended while the investigation continues.


Katherine Conway-Turner, the school’s president, released this statement after Doyley’s death,

“Buffalo State takes great pride in its commitment to providing students with a civil and caring academic community. We do not and will not tolerate any student or campus organization that undermines our commitment to providing an environment for our students to flourish.”

In a statement via News 4, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., said it “prohibits” hazing, adding:

“Any member found violating the fraternity anti-hazing policy will be immediately suspended with a recommendation for expulsion. In addition, the fraternity will cooperate with law enforcement to ensure that any person found to be violating the law will be brought to justice.”

Doyley’s family, who traveled from Brooklyn, N.Y. and Orlando, FL say they’re grateful for the outpouring of condolences from the University and Bradley’s classmates.

“The support our family has received has been positively overwhelming and we appreciate everyone who has reached out to us at this very difficult time.”


Prayers are with the Doyley family during this very difficult time.


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