Kyle McCarty & Celina Oseguera
[follow id= “KyleMMcCarty”] [follow id= “celinaoseguera”]
University spokesman Matt Lazier said Cal Poly is aware of an “offensive” social media post made by two members of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and is “investigating what course of action is available in response.”
The post (embedded below) was about the Cal Poly Sigma Kappa sorority, and called on Pi Kappa Alpha members to attract the new class of Sigma Kappa freshmen.
“…it is imperative that we get them out there this weekend so that they bring their hot heart sisters,” the post reads. “We can’t afford to let all this hot young box end up loving Persian or Lambda Chai Tea weiner.”
“PS. These girls are all Pike Virgins, just saying,” the post closes.
The post was signed by business administration senior Charles Machado and political science senior Kevin Loquaci. Machado made the post under the name “Charlie Xavier.”
Both Machado and Loquaci declined to comment for this article.
The post was first made on Facebook, generating discussion via the social media app Yik-Yak. The post eventually ended up on the social media app FADE, and was reposted to Cal Poly’s Reddit page.
Lazier said the university finds the post “offensive, degrading and not reflective of the values and conduct we expect from all members of our campus community.”
Pi Kappa Alpha President and mechanical engineering senior Ellis Good said the post is not representative of Pi Kappa Alpha.
“It was a single person’s feelings that should not have been written down,” Good said. “It’s not how we as a fraternity feel about women and those specific sororities.”
Good said he had apologized to the president of Sigma Kappa, and the fraternity wants to amend the situation and move forward.
“We’re going to apologize and do whatever we can to set the record straight,” Good said.
Good said the two members have been suspended from the fraternity. The final decision on Machado and Loquaci’s membership will be made by all the members of the fraternity chapter. The fraternity is still determining exactly what occurred, but Good said it is likely the two will be removed from Pi Kappa Alpha.
When called for comment, Sigma Kappa President and recreation, parks and tourism administration senior Olivia Orendain said she was unable to comment because of a request by the national Sigma Kappa organization.
National Sigma Kappa and Pi Kappa Alpha leadership did not return calls for comment as of Friday.
The post, via Reddit: