AGR was not having a party on the night of the assault, fraternity president Brad Kurtz said. | Joseph Pack/Mustang News

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Cal Poly’s Alpha Gamma Rho (AGR) chapter has been placed on social probation for nearly a full year following a violation of the university’s alcohol and party registration policies, according to a written statement from university spokesperson Matt Lazier.

In the statement, Lazier said the Dec. 6 party that triggered the violation led to a reported sexual assault. The probation, however, stems from the party and its violations, not specifically the alleged sexual assault. Cal Poly officials first disclosed the reported sexual assault this past month.

The fraternity will not be allowed to host social events, including any gatherings involving alcohol, until Dec. 6, 2015, Lazier said.

“The university’s party registration and alcohol policies exist to help ensure our students’ health and safety,” Dean of Students Jean DeCosta said in the statement. “These policies were created collaboratively with our greek life students. We expect them to be adhered to at all times.”

AGR played a role in developing some of its sanctions, DeCosta said. She commended the fraternity for its willingness to address its risk management issues.

Members of AGR will undergo a number of educational programs related to sexual assault and risk management, Lazier said. AGR has been on social probation since the weekend of Dec. 6.

The chapter may appeal the sanctions to Vice President for Student Affairs Keith Humphrey. In the event of an appeal, Humphrey will review DeCosta’s decision and issue a final ruling.

The reported sexual assault has not led to any criminal charges.

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