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Theta Chi, the fraternity banned for the past four years from San Diego State University after investigators found drugs and guns inside the Theta Chi house, is up and running again with plans to build a large 23-room frat house on Lindo Paseo, steps from the University.

Greg Block, a spokesperson from SDSU, said representatives from Theta Chi's national fraternity worked with the University's Division of Student Affairs on opening a new chapter at SDSU.

"The agreement," wrote Block in a November 19 email, "included changes to the administration, live-in supervision, of the chapter and alumni involvement in order to address concerns from the past."

Block says representatives from Theta Chi approached SDSU with plans for a new frat house back in 2010. "The University shared current trends and needs of chapter houses at San Diego State University. We continue to provide feedback and work with the fraternity on the development of the facility and their student organization at SDSU."

Among the conditions agreed upon for the house: the fraternity is required to have a live-in "house monitor" at the facility and be a dry, booze-free zone.

School officials say Theta Chi is now recruiting new members. "Once this 'colony' reaches 45 members, they will be eligible to become a chapter on campus. They are on track to reach that goal by the end of this fall 2012 semester."

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