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The Daily Aztec

All 14 IFC-affiliated fraternities suspended following incident at chapter party

Alexa Oslowski

San Diego State President Adela de la Torre has suspended all Interfraternity Council chapters after SDSU Police launched an investigation into an incident that occurred on Nov. 7.

The suspension affects 14 fraternities and about 1,400 fraternity members, according to the announcement.

A student was hospitalized Thursday morning after an IFC-affiliated fraternity party the night before on Nov. 6. University police were called to a residence hall on the east side of campus along Montezuma Road.

The student was transferred to a San Diego-area hospital after SDSUPD received a 911 call on Thursday morning, the statement said.

The student’s condition is unconfirmed. University police and the administration are investigating the matter. SDSUPD has uncovered information about the fraternity allegedly being involved in a possible misconduct, according to a campus-wide email sent out by de la Torre on Nov. 9.

De la Torre said student safety informed the decision to suspend all IFC chapters on campus, effective Nov. 8.

“While under suspension, the IFC and its organizations will not be recognized and all activities will be suspended,” the statement said. “The university will keep the organizations under suspension while it considers next steps.”

The list of IFC chapters suspended from campus includes: Alpha Epsilon Pi, Delta Sigma Phi, Delta Upsilon, Kappa Alpha, Kappa Sigma, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Gamma Delta, Phi Kappa Psi, Pi Kappa Alpha, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Chi, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Theta Chi and Zeta Beta Tau.

The National Pan-Hellenic Council, the College Panhellenic Association and the United Sorority and Fraternity Council, or chapters affiliated with those organizations are not affected by the suspension.

The university also said it was offering support to those affected.

“We also urge all members of our community to seek university resources as they need support,” the statement said. “Counseling and Psychological team members are prepared to assist students on any emotional or psychological matters.”

SDSU reaffirmed its support of the family and asked to respect the family’s privacy during the investigation, according to de la Torre’s email.

This story was updated at 4:00 p.m. on Nov. 9 with information from President Adela de la Torre’s email.

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Michael Cline, Assistant News Editor
Michael Cline is a second-year graduate student in the Rhetoric and Writing Studies Department. He graduated from San Diego State in 2017 with a degree in political science. He hopes to work in public media after graduation.
Bella Ross, Editor in Chief
Bella Ross is an SDSU senior double majoring in journalism and political science. She started working at The Daily Aztec in the news section in Fall 2017 and started to make videos for the newspaper in the Spring. She also works as an intern for Voice of San Diego and does some freelance work. In the past, she's worked at KPBS, inewsource and The San Diego Union-Tribune. She is hoping to report on national politics for a large newspaper one day. Follow her on Twitter @BellaMayaRoss.
Kaitlyn Little, News Editor
Kaitlyn is a journalism senior at San Diego State and is pursuing a career in broadcast journalism. She went to a dual enrollment high school where she attended both Academy of the Canyons and College of the Canyons, and currently holds two liberal arts associate's degrees in social sciences and math/science. Follow her on Twitter @kaitlynalittle.
Amal Younis, Multimedia Editor
Amal Younis is an SDSU journalism senior and the multimedia editor for The Daily Aztec. She is Egyptian, born and raised, and moved to the United States as an international student to attend SDSU. She started her journalism journey in Fall 2017 and has since written for news, taken photos, produced and created videos. Her passion for broadcast journalism will hopefully translate to any country she moves to after graduation. Follow her twitter @amalhyounis
Jack Molmud, Live editor
Jack is the editor for The Daily Aztec Live show. He transferred to SDSU in 2018 as a journalism major; reporting on many video stories for student housing, the southern border and school construction projects. Jack is a news writer at KUSI News and enjoys reading about music and politics in his free time. Follow his Twitter @Jmolmud.
Alexa Oslowski, Photo Editor
Alexandra Oslowski (she/her) is a 5th-year student studying journalism with a minor in art from Cameron Park, California. She is a transfer student from UC Santa Cruz and in her third year at San Diego State. She has a passion for photography, music, and writing. Alexa hopes to pursue a career in digital journalism or photojournalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AlexaROslowski.
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