Zeta Beta Tau (ZBT) was placed on social probation as of Tuesday, Nov. 10, until the end of Winter 2015 because of a violation of Cal Poly’s Party Registration policy and Alcohol Policy.
The Fraternity and Sorority Judicial Council (FSJC) determined their punishment after an investigation that began on Oct. 23. Though put on social probation, the fraternity has the opportunity to host two social events at a third-party venue (not the chapter facility or a satellite house) during winter quarter if they complete additional sanctions.
These sanctions include reviewing and updating the fraternity’s risk management policy, which will be reviewed by the FSJC and Fraternity and Sorority Life administrators. ZBT must also have an adviser host a risk management educational program with the chapter.
The fraternity will be removed from social probation once it completes FSJC’s punishments, ZBT president and construction management senior John Herrero said.
In general, the judicial board will be attempting to give educational-type sanctions, Coordinator of Fraternity and Sorority Life Kathryn O’Hagan said.
“The idea is that once we’ve looked through their risk management plan, made some changes and looked into what they need to do to host events that wouldn’t violate the policy,” O’Hagan said. “The limited social events would allow them to put that into practice.”
Herrero said he agrees with the FSJC decision, and that ZBT’s sanctions were fair and manageable.
“We’re excited to have the opportunity to focus on different areas,” Herrero said. “Our guys see it as a challenge. We’re always learning here at college, and this is another opportunity to have a learning moment.”
Correction: The print version of this article failed to mention that ZBT will be taken off social probation after completing their punishments.