Cal Poly again probing alleged sexual assault at frat house

March 12, 2015

cal polyCal Poly officials are again investigating an alleged sexual assault that reportedly occurred during a fraternity Halloween party last year. [KSBY]

The incident occurred at home occupied by members of the Pi Kappa Alpha (PIKE) fraternity. After the alleged sexual assault, law enforcement received a report that a woman was drugged and raped at the party.

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s detectives have completed an investigation into the case, but no arrest has occurred and no charges pertaining to the case have been announced publicly. Cal Poly conducted its own investigation into the case and placed PIKE on a six-year suspension, citing the alleged sexual assault and other violations of university rules.

The Cal Poly Dean of Students’ Office has now reopened the investigation. It says it has received new information about the alleged sexual assault from the sheriff’s office.

The university has not released any details, though.

PIKE has appealed its six-year suspension, and Cal Poly officials had been evaluating the appeal. But, the university has suspended its review of the appeal now that it is again investigating the alleged sexual assault and surrounding circumstances.

The Halloween case is one of three sexual assaults alleged to have occurred at Cal Poly fraternity houses between Oct. 31 and mid-January. The university responded to the third incident by placing all fraternities and sororities on social probation, which bars them from hosting parties and gatherings on or off campus.


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11 Comments

  1. ml1999 says:

    Has Cal Poly taken the place of Chico as a party mecca?

    I thought Cal Poly was an unofficial UC, and with such high standards I’d figure the nerds and Asian factors would help temper the party boy image down a bit.

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  2. achillesheal says:

    Could part of the problem be that poly is a dry campus? Where I attended college all of the frats and sororities were on campus. All parties, with the exception of small off campus house parties, were on campus.

    We had a bar in our dormitory (drinking age was just transitioning from 18 to 21).

    The result. What happened on campus, stayed on campus and didn’t involve wrecking local neighborhoods.

    Bring back the booze poly.

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  3. JB Bronson says:

    Are not frats, a club for developiing narcisists who grow older (versus “growing up”) and later become politicians, like some SLO County Board of Supervisors, or CRLA lawyers, or … and think there are standards for them, and then everybody else?

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  4. Russ J says:

    Oh where-oh where are the Kent Dorfmans, Larry Krogers, and John Blutarskys of the Frat world.
    Take us back to a time of simple debauchery.
    Where beer and psychosis dull that desire and everyone goes home pure and unmolested.
    I think society longs for those days.
    Ass-wipe frat pigs!

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    • achillesheal says:

      Don’t forget, pinto (Larry) brought a 15 yr old to the party and after she had passed out, wrestled with the angel/devil on whether to rape her. Otter had sex with the deans wife during the same toga party.

      Sounds like not much has changed since the days of bluto blutarsky.

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  5. Francesca Bolognini says:

    Perhaps if they are suspended for long enough, it will sink in that their screening process needs to address types who have corrupt and exploitative social values, rather than embracing anyone who can afford Poly and wants to party with them. I cannot see a redeeming social value to organized abuse of alcohol, gross property damage and facilitated sexual predation. I thought the original purpose of that institution was to get an education that would benefit the individual by serving the greater social good, not just themselves and their debauched appitites. I was deffinately young once too, so feel qualified to say that this is not just “letting off steam” or “sowing wild oats”. This behavior is way over the top, exibiting an arrogance that bodes quite ill for what said individuals will be “sowing” in their and our futures.

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    • OnTheOtherHand says:

      Some will grow up and become decent citizens. Others will learn to fake maturity and become politicians.

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    • Rich in MB says:

      Screening process..ha ha ha…its if you can drink all day and night and not pass out…his do you improve dog shit on the grass. You clean it up!

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  6. Vagabond says:

    If I were an employer and saw that an applicant had been a member of any fraternity that application would hit the round file pretty fast.

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    • OnTheOtherHand says:

      While I have never been impressed by fraternities, I wouldn’t hold membership in one against a prospective employee except as a reminder to look hard at his maturity level. College kids do dumb stuff (drinking to excess, joining frats) but most grow out of it within a few years of graduation.

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  7. Rich in MB says:

    “The Halloween case is one of three sexual assaults alleged to have occurred at Cal Poly fraternity houses between Oct. 31 and mid-January. The university responded to the third incident by placing all fraternities and sororities on social probation, which bars them from hosting parties and gatherings on or off campus.”

    Now wait a second here folks…..if the Frat houses were not allowed to host parties…then what the heck are they doing with the Booze on the Roof party?
    It’s time to shut down the Frat booze/sexual houses like they did up at Chico…..enough is enough!

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