Cal Poly administrators say they’re investigating an alleged fraternity hazing incident after a video surfaced that appears to show a student being waterboarded.
The video posted by Mustang News shows an unrestrained student under a faucet with water pouring over a cloth on his face.
The method is similar to the tactics used for waterboarding.
It also has a caption saying, “when you troll in beer die you get waterboarded”.
The video clip is two seconds long, and it’s unclear for how long the incident went on.
The incident allegedly involves the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity during a party at a satellite house last spring.
Mustang News says the video was given to them by architectural engineering senior Michael Trunko.
He is not a member of the fraternity.
Cal Poly has not confirmed the veracity of the video, but said they are aware of it.
In a statement to our newsroom, a Cal Poly spokesman said “I can confirm that the university is aware of the video(…) and is investigating the matter right now. As that investigation is ongoing, we have no additional information to provide at this time.”
The video, which was posted to Mustang News’ YouTube page, can be seen below.
The video may be hard to watch for some: