Cal Poly is investigating a concern forwarded to campus administration involving the Alpha Phi sorority, according to Director of Student Life and Leadership Stephen Lamb.
The tip, which came from a “concerned parent,” linked Alpha Phi to an incident that occurred the night of Sept. 28. — the night following the announcement of formal sorority bids.
Allegations arose that an Alpha Phi pledge was taken to the hospital following excessive drinking, but Lamb could not say whether Cal Poly is investigating the possibility of alcohol offenses or hazing.
“There are many levels of concern regarding this incident,” Lamb said.
One concern raised during the investigation, according to Lamb, has been the possibility of involvement of the fraternity, Pi Kappa Alpha (Pike) in the incident. Although the original allegations included Pike in the incident, Pike is no longer a focus of the investigation, Lamb said.
“At this point our investigation has led away from the allegation (of Pike involvement in the incident),” Lamb said.
Pike President Eli Simon said his fraternity had no involvement in the incident under investigation.
“Pike has gone through and cooperated with campus investigation 100 percent, Simon said. “We didn’t have any connection whatsoever to the events that took place the night (of Sept. 28).”
Cal Poly officials intend to release the findings of the investigation within one week.
Alpha Phi officers could not comment on the allegations.
Editor’s note: this article has been updated since its original publication. We apologize for any confusion.
Josh Friedman contributed to this article.