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

by Michael Cline, Bella Ross, and Kaitlyn Little

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.