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Old 06-04-2009, 04:58 PM
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Cal Poly Pomona: Sigma Phi Epsilon Suspended, Investigation Continues

The Contra Costa Times reports:

http://www.contracostatimes.com/california/ci_12516303

Excerpts from longer article on the paper's site:

POMONA - Cal Poly Pomona's Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity has been suspended from campus in connection with a March initiation that resulted in allegations of hazing and a student suffering second-degree burns.
University officials say 14 students were blindfolded on March 6 and driven to the High Desert for a ceremony attended by more than 130 fraternity members and alumni.

The blindfolded students were positioned around a bonfire. As their blindfolds were removed, gasoline was poured onto the fire for dramatic effect. Some gasoline splashed onto a student, who suffered second-degree burns to his arms, legs and chest, university spokesman Tim Lynch said.

The victim, who has requested anonymity, has since withdrawn from school.

. . . . Investigators are seeking more information to determine precisely what happened. . . . the investigation will look into whether the victim was provided appropriate and timely medical attention and whether alcohol was provided to underage students, including the victim.

. . . . University police are also conducting a criminal investigation.

At the end of the inquiry, school officials will determine whether criminal charges or other discipline are warranted for the fraternity and its members.

Nine of the 74 fraternity members are suspended from all academics pending the outcome of the investigation . . . .

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Old 06-04-2009, 05:07 PM
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I swear we lose a chapter like every week...

Oh well.. Hopefully everything works out...
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Old 06-04-2009, 06:25 PM
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I swear we lose a chapter like every week...

Oh well.. Hopefully everything works out...
Just to clarify (I hope -- I'm not a Sig Ep, and so corrections from a Sig Ep are welcome): the Sig Ep chapter at Cal Poly - Pomona is still listed on the Sig Ep HQ site. Although it's "suspended" by the university, I believe it has not lost its charter, and I believe it hasn't been de-recognized by the school. As you say: "Hopefully everything works out."

Edited to add:

A report on Sigma Phi Epsilon HQ’s statement about the alleged incident, from the San Gabriel Valley Tribune:
http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_12529115


A few more alleged details in a Deseret News report:
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/7...or-hazing.html

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Old 06-08-2009, 06:58 PM
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http://www.sigep.org/news/release.asp?release=230
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http://920kvec.com/Cal-Poly-Pomona-S...pended/5284060

"In Richmond, Virginia, officials with the national headquarters of Sigma Phi Epsilon say the Cal Poly Pomona chapter has been suspended for four years."

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Old 09-24-2009, 12:11 AM
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Damn....you think with that many older people there, someone would have had the idea to NOT throw gasoline on a bonfire.
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