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Alpha Gamma Rho (AGR), an agriculture-based social fraternity, has been under investigation for an alleged sexual assault since December, Vice President for Student Affairs Keith Humphrey said Wednesday.
“(Alpha Gamma Rho is) under investigation by the Dean of Students’ office,” Humphrey said.
The announcement came hours after word broke of Pi Kappa Alpha’s (PIKE) suspension from campus for at least the next six years if the decision is not appealed. Dean of Students officials investigated PIKE for about two months before making a decision, though Humphrey said there was no reason to believe AGR’s investigation would necessarily last the same amount of time.
AGR was placed under investigation during finals week of fall quarter, Humphrey said. While the Clery Act required Cal Poly to make PIKE’s case public shortly after it happened, the AGR assault lacked certain details that would have merited an immediate campus-wide announcement.
“There were many things that caused us to do a cease and desist order for (AGR),” Humphrey said. “(It was) a result of a social event including underage drinking, holding a party that was not registered — that was actually turned down for being registered, I believe — as well as the sexual assault that came from that event.”
Cal Poly President Jeffrey Armstrong is an alumnus of Murray State’s AGR chapter. Humphrey said the president is aware of the situation, but as the investigation currently falls under the Dean of Students’ jurisdiction, he is not actively involved.