The Cal Poly Office of Student Life and Leadership (SLL) dropped the investigation into the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity Tuesday, SLL director Stephan Lamb said.
After meeting with Phi Sigma Kappa President Tyler Edwards, Lamb decided to remove the cease and desist order he issued last Friday. Greek life director Diego Silva said Edwards was “able to explain that they had nothing to do with the party next door to them.”
The office will, however, continue looking into the conduct of Delta Sigma Phi after a Playboy-themed party in Monte Vista Place last Thursday allegedly drew hundreds of guests and led to four citations and two arrests.
Lamb’s office is still investigating the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity and has met with both the executive board and the residents at Monte Vista Place where the party occurred to determine who is responsible for what happened last week, Silva said.
Silva and Lamb hope to conclude the investigation by Friday, in time for Cal Poly’s Open House.
University police initially notified Lamb of the party last Friday after a joint team of university and San Luis Obispo police shut down the event at Monte Vista Place. A police report stated there were minors drinking at the event and that city police was “very concerned for the safety of the students as the facilities were not capable of handling such a large crowd.”
The report initially singled out Phi Sigma Kappa, but Silva said based on his experience, it was more likely that Delta Sigma Phi was connected to the party.
“The Phi Sig house is not big enough (to hold that kind of party),” Silva said Monday.
If Delta Sigma Phi is found in violation of SLL policy, the fraternity could face punishment up to and including disaffiliation from the university.