Timeline

San Diego State University President Adela de la Torre announced the suspension of the Interfraternity Council (IFC) and IFC-member organizations on Friday, November 8, 2019.

Since November 8, university leadership has consulted with the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC), national staff of fraternities previously recognized at San Diego State, student leaders, and community partners. The below action plan outlines the intention of the university to address critical issues within the IFC community, the steps the university will take to allow for recognition to be granted to the IFC and IFC-member organizations as appropriate, and structured expectations for events, trainings, and engagement in the review process.

IFC and IFC-member organizations currently under investigation or assigned Interim Suspension are expected to fully participate in the investigation of their organization’s alleged misconduct. If organizations do not participate in the investigations or if they work to obstruct the investigations in any way, their suspension will remain in effect pending the recommendations of the Presidential Task Force on Student Activities and Safety.

The proposed timeline detailed below includes activities for each month.

November/December 2019

  • SDSU President Adela de la Torre commissions two task force groups: the Presidential Task Force on Student Activities and Safety, and the Presidential Task Force on Alcohol and Substance Misuse.
  • The task forces will have their first meetings before the end of the Fall 2019 term.
  • In December 2019, The Office of Student Life & Leadership will meet with faculty/staff and alumni advisors during the previously scheduled advisor meeting.

January 2020

  • The Presidential Task Forces will continue to meet.
  • Following the conclusion of the Student Organization Conduct Process, the outcomes of the investigations will be issued to the IFC-member organizations currently under investigation, including those assigned Interim Suspension.
  • The reinstatement of the Recognized Student Organization status of the Interfraternity Council and IFC-member organizations not currently assigned an Interim Sanction and who did not have any allegations of activity and/or policy violations during the suspension will be considered. Recognition of organizations assigned Interim Suspension will be reviewed on a rolling basis, following the outcome of the individual judicial case.
  • The annual TEAM Retreat, facilitated by the Office of Student Life & Leadership, will have opportunities for crucial conversations amongst leaders within the fraternity and sorority community. The retreat will feature processing time to discuss the state of the FSL community at SDSU, address high-risk behavior, and develop a community of trust and respect.
  • IFC-member organizations required to have officers participate in leadership development programming in January. If the IFC-member organization is not recognized due to outstanding misconduct allegations, the national fraternity may request an exemption from the university for officers to participate in their leadership and risk management program.

February 2020

  • The Presidential Task Forces will continue to meet.
  • Like the month of January, IFC-member organizations required to have officers participate in leadership development programming in February. If the IFC-member organization is not recognized due to outstanding misconduct allegations, the national fraternity may request an exemption from the university for officers to participate in their leadership and risk management program.

March 2020

  • The Presidential Task Forces continues to meet.

April 2020

  • The Presidential Task Forces continue to meet.
  • The Presidential Task Force on Student Activities and Safety will issue a report with findings and recommendations to President Adela de la Torre.

May 2020

  • The Presidential Task Force on Student Activities and Safety report recommendations are reviewed and operationalized. 
  • The Presidential Task Force on Alcohol and Substance Misuse continues.

June 2020

  • The Presidential Task Force on Alcohol and Substance Misuse will issue a report with findings and recommendations to President Adela de la Torre to be reviewed and operationalized.