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Cal Poly says Beta Theta Pi leaders not aware of waterboarding, incident not considered hazing

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 […]

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Beta members speak out after filing police report against Michael Trunko — the student who released the waterboarding video

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 […]

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Beta Theta Pi members seen punishing brother with method similar to waterboarding

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 […]