Cal Poly sorority investigated after female student hospitalized for excessive drinking

October 10, 2011 

Cal Poly is investigating a sorority for a role it may have had in a freshman female student being hospitalized after excessive drinking.

The university is investigating a party that took place the night of Sept. 28 involving members of Alpha Phi.

The gathering took place at a private residence off campus the day after the bidding process in which prospective members learned if they’d been selected to a sorority. Stephan Lamb, the university’s director of Student Life and Leadership, said that he expects to announce the results of the investigation within a week.

The underage student was taken to the hospital after a 9-1-1 call was placed requesting medical attention for her, Lamb said.

Lamb said that Cal Poly’s investigation will result in possible findings that could require disciplinary action against the sorority.

The findings could result a range of penalties, including revocation of the charter’s recognition, suspension, or educational training on alcohol awareness.

Lamb said that Alpha Phi can’t hold sorority functions except for chapter meetings until the case is resolved. Some fraternity members attended the party. But they’re not being investigated for any possible role in the incident, Lamb said.

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