Ken Leighton 5 p.m., Jan. 24
Theta Chi plans a new frat house
Theta Chi, one of six fraternities busted in Operation Sudden Fall, proposes new frat house near SDSU
For college fraternity Theta Chi, it is a new kind of rush; a rush to bring Theta Chi back to SDSU.
On October 15, nearly five years after the university placed the former-Theta Chi chapter on probation for possession of cocaine, ecstasy, and guns, members announced the fraternity's return to San Diego State University.
"SDSU undergraduate Cody Rominger is credited with bringing Theta Chi back to the University," reads a post on Theta Chi's website.
"After speaking with National Vice President William Palmer, Rominger was introduced to other Gamma Theta alumni and was impressed by the brotherhood that Theta Chi had to offer."
But that's not all. Just days after the announcement the fraternity submitted plans to the City of San Diego to build a new fraternity house only steps from the university's soccer field.
The plans, according to an October 26 city notice, include razing two single family homes on Lindo Paseo to make room for a three-story, 23-room frat house.
First, the fraternity will need to obtain a conditional use permit as well as a neighborhood use permit. Doug Case, chair of the College Area Planning Group said the group has been working with the fraternity in recent months and consider the item at a meeting in January.
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