Cal Poly has suspended its Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity chapter amid reports that a woman was sexually assaulted at a party held by the fraternity Friday night.
The university is investigating the alleged incident, and the chapter will remain on suspension until the investigation is complete.
A suspended chapter must have all activities — including social events, meetings and campus involvement — approved by the Dean of Students office and the chapter’s headquarters, according to Greek Life policies published on the Dean of Students website.
“The activities alleged to have occurred at this gathering run counter to the character and good judgment that we expect from our students,” said Cal Poly President Jeffrey D. Armstrong in a university statement. “Any violations confirmed by our investigation will be dealt with swiftly and forcefully.”
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According to the statement, authorities responded to and shut down a large Halloween night party that prompted noise complaints. Officers — including members of the University Police Department, San Luis Obispo Police Department and San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office — found numerous intoxicated attendees, and after speaking with fraternity representatives, they shut the party down.
On Saturday, university police were called to a residence hall, where a university housing representative said a resident claimed she had possibly been drugged and sexually assaulted at the party by a male “with blond hair and blue eyes with the first name of Jake.” It is unknown if “Jake” was a Cal Poly student.
The woman declined to file a report on the matter, so no criminal investigation was pending as of Saturday night, according to Cal Poly spokesman Matt Lazier.