Letters to the Editor

Cal Poly party

Why am I so annoyed by this Cal Poly party story?

I’m reading about it Nov. 24 because on the previous night, I attended my freshman daughter’s induction dinner into the Cal Poly Alpha Chi Omega sorority at Veterans Hall. These very lovely young women were poised, polite, and articulate.

Am I missing something? Am I being oversensitive? Is it because I was raised in Massachusetts, and I’m struck by the historical inaccuracy of the Navajo reference? Is it because at my college, in the ’70s, I witnessed a fraternity shut down over a date-rape incident? Is it because I have two daughters?

I am curious if the majority of women students at Cal Poly, especially the ones affiliated with the Greek system, are dismissive at being referred to as “hos.”