Cal Poly frats and sororities get off probation
April 20, 2015
Cal Poly officials have put an end to a three-month probationary period that barred fraternities and sororities from hosting social gatherings. [KSBY]
University administrators placed the entire Greek system on social probation in January, shortly after a sexual assault allegation surfaced. The incident was the third sexual assault alleged to have occurred at a Cal Poly fraternity house in a span of less than three months.
In placing the fraternities and sororities on probation, administrators also noted reports of underage students becoming extremely intoxicated at gatherings hosted by members of Greek groups. The university demanded that the Greek community come up with a plan to end the unsanctioned behavior.
Fraternity and sorority leaders responded with a plan titled “Students Taking Action Towards University Safety” (STATUS). The STATUS plan offers education that aims to reduce sexual violence, and it will hold Greek groups accountable for their gatherings, Cal Poly Vice President for Student Affairs Keith Humphrey said.
Cal Poly President Jeffrey Armstrong approved the plan on March 23. On Friday, all Greek chapter presidents signed pledges to honor the plan, prompting administrators to lift the social probation.