Cal Poly Probes Native American-Themed Fraternity Party

Nov 21, 2013 3:58 PM

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — University officials in Central California are investigating complaints that the theme of a fraternity party was offensive to women and Native Americans.

The San Luis Obispo Tribune ( ) says the party held last week used a suggestive pun on the word "Navajos" and urged women to wear racy attire with a Native American theme. About 60 people attended.

It was hosted by a fraternity from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.

University President Jeffrey Armstrong denounced the party Tuesday in a campus email. University spokesman Matt Lazier says several Greek organizations are being investigated.

Similar parties with titles such as "Colonial Bros and Navajos" have been held by fraternities at other universities, including Harvard, for years — and have drawn similar criticism.


Information from: The Tribune,


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