Greetings from sunny and HOT Fresno, CA!
A fraternity at Fresno State (California State University, Fresno) has received some negative publicity regarding an incident that was completely out of their control. If you could, please post the story on the blog as a cautionary tale to other readers that this could happen to their Chapter and that a University will overlook factors beyond an organization's control (e.g. People "crashing" a party) simply because you are a Greek letter organization. Here is the link to the article:On the lighter side of things, the CA Phi Chapter at Fresno State achieved a 3.07 GPA as a house in Spring 2011, putting them at #1 on campus between Interfraternity Council organizations and Panhellenic Association organizations.
I currently serve as the AVC VP of Relations to the CA Phi Chapter. I have also CC'd our AVC President, Mike Rizzotti on this email.In Phi,--
Mark Torres, MPA
Except from the article:
Fresno State suspended the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity on Monday after three people were shot and wounded at a fraternity party over the weekend.
Two men and one woman were shot at a Pi Kappa Alpha party about 1:30 a.m. Sunday. The victims were in their late teens or early 20s, said Lt. Mark Salazar with the Fresno Police Department violent crimes unit.
At least two of the victims are Fresno State students and are enrolled for the fall semester.
The shooting occurred after two men "tried to crash the party," Salazar said. Fraternity members refused to allow them in and the two men returned to their car, Salazar said. When the car sped away, the suspects fired four to six shots into the crowd. About 150 people were at the party.