Cal Poly again probing alleged sexual assault at frat house
March 12, 2015
Cal Poly officials are again investigating an alleged sexual assault that reportedly occurred during a fraternity Halloween party last year. [KSBY]
The incident occurred at home occupied by members of the Pi Kappa Alpha (PIKE) fraternity. After the alleged sexual assault, law enforcement received a report that a woman was drugged and raped at the party.
San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s detectives have completed an investigation into the case, but no arrest has occurred and no charges pertaining to the case have been announced publicly. Cal Poly conducted its own investigation into the case and placed PIKE on a six-year suspension, citing the alleged sexual assault and other violations of university rules.
The Cal Poly Dean of Students’ Office has now reopened the investigation. It says it has received new information about the alleged sexual assault from the sheriff’s office.
The university has not released any details, though.
PIKE has appealed its six-year suspension, and Cal Poly officials had been evaluating the appeal. But, the university has suspended its review of the appeal now that it is again investigating the alleged sexual assault and surrounding circumstances.
The Halloween case is one of three sexual assaults alleged to have occurred at Cal Poly fraternity houses between Oct. 31 and mid-January. The university responded to the third incident by placing all fraternities and sororities on social probation, which bars them from hosting parties and gatherings on or off campus.