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hol pol­icy; vi­o­la­tion of health and safety pol­icy, vi­o­la­tions of law and vi­o­la­tion of uni­ver­sity pol­icy and party reg­is­tra­tion pro­ce­dure.

Theta Chi: On pro­ba­tion through win­ter 2020 for vi­o­la­tion of al­co­hol pol­icy, vi­o­la­tion of health and safety pol­icy and vi­o­la­tion of law

The uni­ver­sity also cur­rently has an investigation open into ac­tiv­i­ties at Al­pha Chi Omega — the only soror­ity listed on the sanc­tions web page.

Ac­cord­ing to the web­site, the chap­ter is on a tem­po­rary so­cial pro­ba­tion while the school looks into al­le­ga­tions that the soror­ity vi­o­lated al­co­hol, health and safety and uni­ver­sity poli­cies as well as the law.

MORE ANTI-HAZING EF­FORTS

With Tau Kappa Ep­silon’s dis­af­fil­i­a­tion, Cal Poly is con­tin­u­ing a re­cent push to hold Greek or­ga­ni­za­tions more accountable when it comes to hazing ac­tiv­i­ties.

Cal Poly spokesman Matt Lazier said the uni­ver­sity “sig­nif­i­cantly strength­ened its ed­u­ca­tion and preven­tion ef­forts around hazing in the past two years,” not­ing that the Stu­dent Af­fairs office launched a more com­pre­hen­sive anti-hazing pro­gram in 2017 to help ed­u­cate stu­dents.

“Given that in­creased training and at­ten­tion, it is nat­u­ral that we would see an in­crease in re­port­ing,” Lazier wrote in an email to The Tri­bune on Wed­nes­day. “We know in preven­tion work gen­er­ally that when you en­gage stu­dents in ed­u­ca­tion on a topic, it in­creases their aware­ness and, thus, in­creases re­port­ing.”

“Go­ing for­ward, the uni­ver­sity will con­tinue to take se­ri­ously ev­ery re­port we re­ceive of hazing, in any stu­dent club or or­ga­ni­za­tion on cam­pus,” Lazier added.

The Dean of Stu­dents office is also de­vel­op­ing a new plan “to ad­vance the uni­ver­sity’s anti-hazing ef­forts,” ac­cord­ing to Lazier.

That could in­clude form­ing a cam­pus com­mit­tee on hazing preven­tion, adding hazing ed­u­ca­tion to new stu­dent ori­en­ta­tions and consider re­duc­ing the length of time for pledg­ing in all Greek Life or­ga­ni­za­tions, among other changes.

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GIVEN THAT IN­CREASED TRAINING AND AT­TEN­TION, IT IS NAT­U­RAL THAT WE WOULD SEE AN IN­CREASE IN RE­PORT­ING.

Cal Poly spokesman Matt Lazier

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