SDSU is not alone in this. But, I think the proximity to Mexico, the beach atmosphere of
San Diego, the large on campus residence and near off campus population, all helped make
it a bigger problem than it should have been. Add in the Greeks, and it's a mess.
Sadly, and most would acknowledge this, drugs on a college campus are not hard to get, buy,
grow. Any residence hall has it, frats certainly.
The college asked for the investigation, and I give them credit for that. They could have buried
the whole thing, and they wanted it done, w/the DEA and State Univ. police and SD police.
I wonder if the DEA is doing this at other big schools across the country right now?
On the other hand, SDSU should probably just close down all the frats and sororities by now. It's
long been a haven for the party atmosphere of the school. Shut them all down, like other schools
have done. The other 39,000 students who never go to frat parties or rush week, don't need them.
It's one thing to party on the weekend at the dorm, or a rental house w/the friends, but, another to
grow, sell, distribute heavy drugs, and be linked to gangs.
The campus PR
person was saying that they normally have 60 drug arrests a year at the campus, and the
satellite campuses in Imperial and North County. Most are minor offenses, like pot possession.
I found it strange that they had grad students involved, and even some Mexican mafia guys tied into it,
great. But, now, we're getting the student whining of a few arrested. It wasn't me, it was my roomies,
I never did it before.......yeah, right. The one student asking if he could still get his job w/the Homeland
Security, after he was busted. Uh, no...
Did he not realize SDSU has a major fed. govt. contract with the Homeland Security Dept. - they would not
think twice about bringing in the feds for an investigation.