Students make plans for the St. Patrick’s Day weekend in San Luis Obispo as COVID-19 restrictions are rolled back, but safety enhancement zones and health concerns remain. As Cal Poly rolls back COVID-19 related regulations on campus with plans to drop the mask mandate in classrooms and labs starting in spring quarter, students wonder whether […]
Darren Deutsch woke up on Saturday, Feb. 6 to find blue swastikas and red slurs spray-painted on the doorstep of his home — the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity house, a Jewish-affiliated organization.
Much like classes and other ordinarily in-person activities, sororities and fraternities were forced to adapt recruitment — the enlisting of new members — to an online format. For Panhellenic recruitment, potential new members (PNM) would typically walk and take busses to all of the different sorority houses and participate in events such as “Sisterhood,” “Philanthropy […]
“I thought we were just going to go through house tours and talk to some of the girls, and that it would be very chill, but it definitely feels more like a job interview, ” Margetta said.
Cal Poly confirmed that a video shot in September 2018 showing a student being waterboarded at a Beta Theta Pi satellite house does not depict hazing, according to University Spokesperson Matt Lazier. Fraternity recruits were not involved, Lazier said, and the event shown did not take place at a registered fraternity gathering. The incident took […]
San Luis Obispo Police Department (SLOPD) is investigating architectural engineering senior Michael Trunko for harassment, according to Officer Larry Edwards. Trunko came forward with a video of Beta Theta Pi members waterboarding a member a few weeks after attending a small gathering at the satellite house at the start of Fall 2019. Since then, the […]
According to a statement from Beta, an Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities investigation is only looking into individuals at the moment, not the entire fraternity.
A video obtained by Mustang News shows what one witness described as members in Beta Theta Pi hazing a member in a method similar to waterboarding. The university is investigating Beta. However, they are not currently under any form of suspension, according to the Cal Poly chapter investigations and sanctions listings. “I can confirm that […]
Cal Poly currently has 37 active social fraternities and sororities on campus. Here’s a guide on how to get involved.
Speculation that Jewish fraternity Sigma Alpha Mu was planning to open a chapter at Cal Poly and that they purchased the Alpha Omicron Pi House have been proven false. According to University Spokesperson Matt Lazier there is no plan in place at this time for development of a Sigma Alpha Mu chapter on campus. There […]
The Cal Poly Rho Omicron chapter of the Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) fraternity has been disaffiliated from the university for at least two years for violating the student code of conduct and state laws during its pledge process for several years. The violating acts included forcing underaged pledges to drink alcohol and do push-ups. The […]