Racist incident reported at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo

May 29, 2021

The Cal Poly Police Department mounted a hate crime investigation after a student received an anonymous racial slur, according to a message sent to the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo community on Friday.

Someone forcibly opened the victim’s on-campus apartment window and dropped in a note containing the undisclosed slur. The campus police department is working with the SLO County crime lab to identify the suspect.

“This is a repulsive act – one that, in targeting one member of our community, does harm to our entire university,” the message said. “Our Dean of Students’ Office, Office of Equal Opportunity and University Housing are in contact with the student to provide care and support.”

Investigators are asking anyone with information about this incident to call the Cal Poly Police Department at (805) 756-2281.

“We will seek to hold whoever is responsible for this act accountable through all available legal and administrative processes,” according to a message from campus administration. “While hate, racism and prejudice exist at Cal Poly, they are counter to our values and mission and will not be accepted. Those who engage in hateful harassment or violence are not welcome here and will be rooted out.”


This is a racist town and no amount of ‘diversity education’ will change it. To have CalPoly police investigate is ridiculous when they are at the top of the racist law enforcement chain. To combat racism in this town, the most immediate and swift act would be to relocate CalPoly . I have wanted to be able to stick rollers on the whole campus and shove it downhill to the next town and let them deal with it.



To suggest that SLO is a “racist town” is to either lie, or to show profound ignorance of the truth. Perhaps a bit of both in some cases.


Cal Poly has been here for a lot longer than you have. Maybe you should get on the rollers and shove yourself downhill to the next town. But sure, why don’t you list the details of how “racist” Cal Poly is. Should be easy to do if they are “top of the chain” like you say.


Sticks and stones may hurt my bones but names will never harm me….if they ever do it will say more about myself than the name caller…..


I’ve visited Poly a gazillion times and there seemed to be cameras everywhere. Hopefully surveillance footage will be available to aid in the investigation of this alleged incident.