Cal State San Marcos frat investigated for multiple sex assault allegations

SAN DIEGO - Cal State University San Marcos has issued an alert over a fraternity that is accused of multiple cases of sexual assault.

The Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) fraternity is being investigated for sexual assault allegations involving their members. According to a CSUSM news release, one of the alleged incidents occurred in May and involved rape drugs.

“I am appalled and deeply saddened by these reports,” said CSUSM President Karen Haynes in a statement. “The safety and wellbeing of our entire campus community is the highest priority for CSUSM. We will not tolerate nor ignore sexual assault and we will hold members of our campus community accountable for their actions.”

TKE is also being investigated for alleged incidents of hazing, witness intimidation, harassment, tampering, vandalism and illegal drug abuse, the school said.

TKE is not a recognized student organization. It lost its charter in 2005 due to alcohol abuse and academic violations, CSUSM said.

The national organization has suspended the CSUSM chapter pending the outcome of the investigation, 10News learned.

University and Oceanside police are investigating. Anyone with information is encouraged to call University Police at 760-750-4567 or 760-750-7233.

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