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Cal Poly suspends frat at center of drug dealing scandal

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Cal Poly recently slapped the Delta Sigma Phi-Epsilon Rho fraternity chapter with a minimum five-year suspension for violating its student code of conduct, the Cal Poly Fraternity and Sorority Life Alcohol and Drugs Policy, and other policies.

They university publicly announced the decision on May 13.

The suspension comes after the university and local law enforcement investigated allegations that the chapter facilitated the sale of marijuana and prescription drugs between February and September of 2014.

The allegations came to light after a Cal Poly student and former Delta Sigma Phi fraternity president Gear McMillan was arrested at the frat house, and subsequently charged with two felony counts of drug possession with intent to sell.

The chapter won’t be able to reapply to be recognized by the university until after June 30, 2020, or after all its current members have graduated. In the meantime, they are able to appeal the suspension to the university’s vice president of student affairs.

Chapter president and Cal Poly student Derek Morefield said the decision was based on a “flawed” investigation, and said the chapter plans to appeal the suspension.

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