San Diego State University has removed fraternity Delta Sigma Phi from campus, the school announced Tuesday, after members were accused of waving sex toys and throwing eggs at anti-rape demonstrators.
Citing a "consistent pattern of policy violations," including harassment of Take Back The Night marchers on Nov. 21, as well as "significant hazing and alcohol misconduct issues," the university is closing the Delta Sigma Phi chapter, which will not be allowed to petition for recolonization until fall 2016 at the earliest.
SDSU had launched an investigation into reports Delta Sigma Phi brothers harassed TBTN marchers by waving dildos and allegedly throwing eggs at them last month.
"There is no place in our campus community for the type of ongoing behaviors displayed by those involved with this fraternity chapter," Eric Rivera, SDSU's vice president for student affairs, said in a statement.
The national office of Delta Sigma Phi said Thursday in a statement that it was closing the SDSU chapter due to "widespread member misconduct issues," adding that the "Fraternity cannot, and will not, tolerate blatant disregard toward our policies and standards for members and chapters."
Another fraternity, Sigma Phi Epsilon, was accused of shouting obscenities at the activists, though a member told The College Fix they only yelled once that the marchers should leave their house alone.
SDSU's InterFraternity Council suspended social activities for all fraternities following the reports.
Although the anti-rape marchers reported being pelted with eggs at the same time as they were harassed on fraternity row, the Delta Sigma Phi organization insists none of their members actually threw the food at Take Back The Night participants. The fraternity did not deny its members waved sex toys at the march.