Kass Newton is a biochemistry senior. The views expressed in this letter do not necessarily reflect those of Mustang News. Trigger warning: Mental illness To all extended members of the Cal Poly community and the greek life community past, present and future, My name is Kass Newton (she/her), and following the resignation of my national […]
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 […]
In solidarity with a 7-year-old: Zeta Beta Tau members shave their head to support a boy battling cancer
Brothers of the fraternity Zeta Beta Tau (ZBT) took their commitment to Team Mateo to the next level when they shaved their heads in the University Union (UU) Plaza Thursday, Feb. 28. ZBT members decided to shave their heads in solidarity with seven-year-old Mateo Cota who is going through chemotherapy for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. The […]
Interfraternity Council re-imagines the “Bro Code” through Healthy Masculinity Week
Cal Poly’s Interfraternity Council (IFC), Fraternity and Sorority Life, and the Men and Masculinity program are hosting its second annual Healthy Masculinities Week from Feb. 19 to Feb. 24. The Healthy Masculinity Week events aim to educate and create critical open discussions with fraternity members about what it means to practice healthy masculinity, according to a […]
A Greek Village could be coming to Cal Poly
The ideal area for it would be north of Engineering IV, near the lower sports complex fields, according to Vice President for Student Affairs Keith Humphrey.
Greek life comes with a cost
For many students having to work a job, or even two, while in school is the only option to be able to participate in costly extracurriculars, like greek life, on top of an already hefty tuition bill.
The value of cultural greek life at Cal Poly
The blaring alarm woke Jorge Gonzalez from his deep slumber. It was 6:30 a.m. and time to get ready to make the 40-minute commute from Santa Maria to Cal Poly. It was the first day of classes and Gonzalez had arrived to school early, giving himself extra time to get acclimated. After walking around campus […]
Cal Poly ranks top ‘Beer Die School,’ beating UCSB and Boulder
Cal Poly “had dye athletes consistently making the later rounds and finals at multiple Dyeislife tournaments over the course of the year”
Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity joins Cal Poly this quarter
Alpha Sigma Phi is the latest fraternity expected to join Cal Poly in Fall 2018.
Pi Kappa Phi member cycles across America
Pi Kappa Phi member and physics sophomore Jacob Sniderman is helping cycle a combined 12,000 miles over 60 days to spread a message of acceptance and understanding for people with disabilities in The Journey of Hope. Sniderman will be joining 99 of his brothers from different chapters throughout the United States. The participants are riding […]
30-Minute Update: A look back at Cal Poly’s 2018 spring quarter
Mustang News Anchors Rachel Showalter and Anna George have this quarter’s top stories.