San Luis Obispo County

Cal Poly suspends fraternity for hazing

Sixth fraternity currently sanctioned

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - Cal Poly has suspended The Kappa Sigma fraternity for hazing members and throwing parties where minors had access to alcohol.

“The hazing found to have occurred did not involve alcohol but did violate the university’s policy forbidding hazing activities,” said Cal Poly Communications Specialist Cynthia Lambert.

According to a university report, the hazing involved quizzing pledges on fraternity history and requiring push-ups as punishment for wrong answers.

Cal Poly suspended the chapter through the spring 2019 quarter, and placed it on probation through spring 2020.

Kappa Sigma also has to follow any sanctions from the fraternity's national headquarters and complete educational training on risk management.

In total, six Cal Poly fraternities are under some form of sanction right now.

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