Cal Poly bans another fra­ter­nity for haz­ing in crack­down

The Tribune (SLO) - - Front Page - BY KAYTLYN LES­LIE

Cal Poly an­nounced on Tues­day that it had banned its sec­ond fra­ter­nity from cam­pus in re­cent months af­ter an investigation into the or­ga­ni­za­tion found mem­bers were haz­ing new ini­ti­ates dur­ing re­cruit­ment.

Tau Kappa Ep­silon joined Lambda Phi Ep­silon as the two fra­ter­ni­ties to lose their Cal Poly af­fil­i­a­tion this school year — both for haz­ing. Two other fra­ter­nity chap­ters have been sus­pended for the rest of the 2018-19 school year for sim­i­lar con­cerns.

In light of the univer­sity crack­ing down on un­safe haz­ing ac­tiv­i­ties among Greek Life or­ga­ni­za­tions, here’s what has landed some fra­ter­ni­ties in hot water in re­cent months.

Forced drink­ing of al­co­hol: Tau Kappa Ep­silon (dis­af­fil­i­ated through 2021), Lambda Phi Ep­silon (dis­af­fil­i­ated through 2020)

Un­der­age drink­ing of al­co­hol: Tau Kappa Ep­silon, Lambda Phi Ep­silon, Sigma Pi (sus­pended through June 2019), Kappa Sigma (sus­pended through June 2019)

Us­ing chap­ter funds for par­ties where al­co­hol is avail­able to mi­nors: Tau Kappa Ep­silon

Forced push-ups: Tau Kappa Ep­silon

Knuckle push-ups: Lambda Phi Ep­silon

Push-ups as a pun­ish­ment for in­cor­rect fra­ter­nity history quiz an­swers: Kappa Sigma

Late-night ocean sub­mer­sion: Lambda Phi Ep­silon

“Ac­tions that in­cluded the hu­mil­i­a­tion of its pledges, caus­ing men­tal and emo­tional dis­tress”: Sigma Pi

Four other fra­ter­ni­ties are also cur­rently on pro­ba­tion for non-haz­ing ac­tiv­i­ties, ac­cord­ing to Cal Poly’s web page on Greek Life sanc­tions. Those are:

ALambda Chi Al­pha: Lambda Chi Al­pha came un­der na­tional fire in 2018 amid Cal Poly’s black­face scan­dal. The fra­ter­nity is on so­cial pro­ba­tion through June 2019 for vi­o­la­tion of reg­is­tered stu­dent or­ga­ni­za­tion code of con­duct, fal­si­fy­ing in­for­ma­tion to a univer­sity of­fi­cial, vi­o­la­tion of al­co­hol pol­icy, vi­o­la­tion of party reg­is­tra­tion pro­ce­dures, aid­ing and abet­ting in fal­si­fy­ing in­for­ma­tion to a univer­sity of­fi­cial, dis­rup­tion or in­ter­fer­ence with an or­derly process of a dis­ci­plinary mat­ter.

Zeta Beta Tau: On pro­ba­tion through fall 2019 for vi­o­la­tion of the al­co­hol pol­icy, fal­si­fy­ing in­for­ma­tion to a univer­sity of­fi­cial, vi­o­la­tion of health and safety pol­icy and vi­o­la­tion of Rec­og­nized Stu­dent Or­ga­ni­za­tion Code of Con­duct

Sigma Nu: On so­cial pro­ba­tion through spring 2020 for vi­o­la­tion of alco

JOE JOHN­STON jjohn­[email protected]­bune­

Cal Poly banned a sec­ond fra­ter­nity from cam­pus for haz­ing in­volv­ing un­der­age drink­ing and push-ups.

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