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San Diego State fraternity Phi Kappa Theta shut down after alcohol violation

Posted at 6:45 PM, Nov 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-14 21:45:22-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - There will not be a new pledge class this year for one fraternity at San Diego State University.

Phi Kappa Theta had its charter revoked by its national organization on Nov. 6.

According to Phi Kappa Theta National, recent actions by members of the CA Phi Iota Chapter caused the chapter to be placed on suspension by both SDSU and the fraternity earlier this fall.

"This unanimous decision was difficult yet necessary," Fraternity President Adrian Gonzalez said. "Our intention is to use this process as a means to continue our Board’s long-term vision of supporting chapters aligned with our mission, vision, and values.”

The fraternity said the SDSU’s chapter’s culture no longer aligned with the fraternity. 

SDSU officials said Phi Kap was initially put on suspension in January of this year and advised the fraternity that any further incident would result in their removal.

“Allegations of violation of the alcohol policy by the fraternity were reported in September, which necessitated the further action,” SDSU media relations officer Cory Marshall said.

Phi Kappa Theta’s expulsion at SDSU is in effect for seven years.