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Cal Poly Fraternity Suspended After Alledged Sexual Assault

Officials at Cal Poly have suspended a fraternity house and law enforcement officers have launched an investigation after a reports of a possible sexual assault during a Halloween party Friday night. The school is investigating the alleged assault and won’t confirm if the suspect is a Cal Poly student or even a member of the fraternity.

Students heard about a sexual assault at a Halloween party at the Pi Kappa Alpha or Pike house through an anonymous commenting app called, “Yik Yak.”

“There were a whole bunch of vulgar remarks about it but also a lot people telling the girl good for you for stepping forward,” Cal Poly student Hannah Joslin said. Police reportedly responded to a large Halloween party Friday night where many were intoxicated. The next day (Nov.1) a housing employee reported that one of her residents said she was sexually assaulted at the Pike party.

The university released a statement saying “We took immediate action and suspended all activities of the fraternity chapter. This kind of behavior has no place at Cal Poly, and we are in the process of conducting a full university investigation.”

Pi Kappa Alpha’s president has yet to respond to the allegations. One member of the fraternity, Matt English, said “As a young man who grew up in a good family with high morals, I would not be in this fraternity if that was the type of culture that was promoted.”

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