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UC Davis Update on Theta Chi Fraternity

By News and Media Relations on November 25, 2020 in University

The UC Davis Office of Student Support and Judicial Affairs, or OSSJA, has completed its investigation of Theta Chi Fraternity regarding allegations that it held a gathering of 10 to 20 people after one of their members tested positive for COVID-19 and had left to begin isolating at their parents’ home.

After careful review of the evidence and discussions with all parties, OSSJA determined that the evidence was not sufficient to establish a finding that there was a gathering that included individuals outside the household.

“I want to express my appreciation for the Theta Chi students for helping with this investigation,” Chancellor Gary S. May said. “I know they feel unfairly targeted, and I apologize on behalf of the university for causing discomfort and embarrassment. I know they also appreciate that the gravity of the public health crisis cannot be overstated. Our students have made great efforts to help keep our cases low, and we continue to need everyone’s participation to make sure the broader community gets through this pandemic with as few cases as possible.”

The university remains committed to fostering a healthy and safe community. It will continue to take appropriate action to prevent harm to the public, aligned with Yolo County Public Health, when the need arises.

Media contact(s)

Melissa Blouin, 530-752-2542, cell 530-564-2698, mlblouin@ucdavis.edu

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