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UC San Diego fraternity suspended amid sexual assault allegations

Students at the University of California San Diego walk by the Geisel Library on campus in this 2010
Students at UC San Diego walk by the Geisel Library on campus in this 2010 file photo.
(San Diego Union-Tribune)

A UC San Diego fraternity has been suspended as campus officials investigate allegations of sexual assault by its members.

Sigma Chi received two cease and desist letters last week from the university and the national organization, campus spokeswoman Christine Clark said Tuesday. The order prohibits the fraternity from social or philanthropic activities during the investigation.

“The health, well-being and safety of UC San Diego students is our top priority,” Clark said in a statement. “The university is in the process of investigating allegations of the Sigma Chi campus chapter, which will be examined and adjudicated thoroughly.”

Details about the allegations were not immediately available, but Clark said all parties are cooperating with the investigation.

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The Triton, UC San Diego’s student newspaper, reported that six allegations of misconduct have been made against members of the fraternity.

The university encouraged anyone with information about the case to contact the Office for the Prevention of Harassment at (858) 534-8298.

alejandra.reyesvelarde@latimes.com

Twitter: @r_valejandra

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