A fraternity at San Diego State University was allegedly allowed to remain on campus for six years despite numerous violations.
According to The Daily Aztec, the student newspaper at San Diego State University, the university’s Phi Kappa Theta had a six-year history of violations before the university finally decided to expel them.
The report from the Daily Aztec states that Phi Kappa Theta was finally expelled in September after an incident involving apparent underage drinking.
via The Daily Aztec:
Emails obtained via a California Public Records Act request also show both the university and the fraternity’s national office moved to prevent information about the chapter’s expulsion from being released to the public. After the fraternity’s expulsion, emails show administrators moved to shield Phi Kappa Theta’s policy violations from the public eye.
When The Daily Aztec inquired about the specific reasons for Phi Kappa Theta’s removal, Caryl Montero-Adams, the assistant director of Student Life and Leadership for Greek life, told an SDSU media relations officer in an email that in the past, officials “have communicated the founded policy violations (ex. alcohol) without disclosing the specifics related to the incidents. That said, I believe that any specifics given would need to be discussed and approved with (Dean of Students Randy Timm and Associate Vice President for Student Affairs Christy Samarkos).”
The specifics were ultimately not provided to The Daily Aztec until a California Public Records Act request was submitted.
The national Phi Kappa Theta organization did not return requests from the Daily Aztec for details on why the fraternity’s charter was revoked.