Cal Poly President Jeffrey Armstrong responded to an incident reported in Poly Canyon Village involving “hateful and racially charged vandalism” in an email to students and faculty this afternoon.
A criminal investigation by the University Police Department (UPD) is underway as well as a student conduct investigation through the campus judicial affairs office.
The email was in response to an incident reported by mechanical engineering sophomore Neel Kogali, which was also posted on Facebook. See the full post below.
The university has reached out to the affected students to offer support and counsel.
Armstrong expressed his confusion and disappointment in the email, describing the incident as “at odds with the university’s expectation of all campus community members.”
“I don’t understand why anyone would write something knowing that it would be hurtful and offensive to others,” Armstrong said in the email. “Incidents like this challenge all of us who want a more accepting and inclusive campus.”
Check Mustang News later tonight for updates to the story, including an interview with Kogali.