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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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Visduh Nov. 14, 2012 @ 7:35 p.m.

I thought that the new concept for frats and sororities at SDSU was to house them in the new, university-owned or at least university-controlled "row" that as recently built for just that purpose. Does any reader know if there are any of the houses located elsewhere? This looks like an uphill battle to me. There's no mention here of the stance of SDSU on accepting them back, nor the idea that this frat would build a brand-new house in close proximity of campus. It could all be totally shot down if the university administration gave a "thumbs down" to the scheme.

Anyone care to comment?


Dorian Hargrove Nov. 15, 2012 @ 9:56 a.m.

Visduh, I am trying to get those questions answered now. I will update or post something new with SDSU's policy. Thanks!


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