SDSU places Kappa Alpha fraternity on interim suspension


Sofia Bert

SDSU’s Interfraternity Council unanimously voted on Oct. 4 to to end a months-long social moratorium and impose a ban on hard alcohol.

by Jocelyn Moran, Managing Editor

Update: Oct. 20, 5:15 p.m.

The Kappa Alpha national chapter issued a statement regarding the Oct. 17 incident.

“We are looking into this and will be glad to report back when there are more facts known,” the statement said.

Update: Oct. 20, 4:15 p.m.

According to reporting by 10News and NBC 7, Kappa Alpha was the fraternity involved in an Oct. 17 incident where a freshman student had to receive medical treatment. According to a statement from the university, the fraternity has been placed on interim suspension as a result of the incident.

In a conversation with 10News, the mother of the victim said her son suffered a concussion, a fractured wrist, a sprained ankle and numerous bruises on his back from an event at the Kappa Alpha fraternity house.

She said her son, who had “blacked out” from drinking, made it safely back to his dorm but was later instructed to seek medical care after a nurse administering meningitis vaccines noticed his injuries.

Original Story:

San Diego State placed one of the campus fraternities on interim suspension as of Oct. 19, according to a statement issued by the university late Friday night.

According to the statement, which was issued around 9:30 p.m., SDSU is investigating an incident in which an individual required medical assistance after being at a fraternity house near campus.

The fraternity was not named in the statement, and university officials wouldn’t disclose the name when reached by email.

Officials also wouldn’t say when the incident occurred.

“The health and wellbeing of all members of the campus community is of utmost importance to San Diego State University,” the release said.

The university has reached out to the person involved and their family to offer support and resources, the statement said.

The announcement comes just weeks after SDSU’s Interfraternity Council voted on Oct. 4 to end a “social moratorium,” essentially a ban on parties, that had been in place since the spring. The Council voted at the same meeting to impose a prohibition on hard liquor at fraternity-sponsored events.

Editor in Chief Will Fritz and News Editor Bella Ross contributed to reporting for this story.