Cal Poly Dean of Students Office placed Sigma Nu fraternity on interim suspension effective Oct. 24.
The chapter was reported to have held an unregistered party late September that may have violated Cal Poly’s recruitment and drug and alcohol policies, according to university spokesperson Matt Lazier. There is currently a pending investigation into this report.
Sigma Nu is required to suspend all functions and to halt all events and activities. This includes their participation in any recruitment events and intramural sports.
Until the chapter can work with its national headquarters and Cal Poly’s Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities to investigate, no further details will be available.
According to the Dean of Students page on Cal Poly’s website, campus policy does not allow alcoholic beverages at any off-campus function hosted by a chartered Cal Poly fraternity or sorority, except when private service for members and guests is arranged by contract with a properly licensed distributor. Additionally, each national organization has policies and guidelines addressing the use of alcohol.
Interfraternity Council President Colton Marino, Coordinator for Fraternity and Sorority Life Sarah O’Sullivan and Dean of Students Kathleen McMahon declined to comment. Sigma Nu president Seth Callen did not respond for a comment after repeated requests from Mustang News.