Cal Poly warned about Saint Fratty’s Day party
April 5, 2015
A Cal Poly fraternity president warned university administrators of the “St. Fratty’s Day” events to be held the morning of March 7, but university officials did not investigate the warning. [Tribune]
On March 3, four day before eight students were injured when a garage they were standing on collapsed, the fraternity president alerted Cal Poly officials via an email. The concerned student also warned the members of his fraternity not to take part in the party.
“Here is a message we have sent to our chapter warning them about St. Fratty’s Day,” the person wrote to Kathryn O’Hagan, university coordinator of fraternity and sorority life. “We hope that we have clearly shown that we have no part in the St. Fratty’s Day activities and would not like to be held responsible.”
O’Hagan passed the email along to the student affairs office. Both the Cal Poly and San Luis Obispo police were also tinformed that there were rumors of a planned St. Fratty Day party.
“I don’t know that I have warned them that we will definitely launch an investigation, but it’s better to be safe than sorry,” O’Hagan wrote.
Nevertheless, the San Luis Obispo Police Department staffed fewer than the usual number of officers on the morning of March 7, because the rumors had alluded to the parties being at night, Chief Steve Gesell told the Tribune.