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61 Cal Poly students admit to being present at Pirate's Cove party, officials say

Posted at 4:18 PM, Oct 02, 2020

Cal Poly's Vice President of Student Affairs, Keith Humphrey, announced Friday that the university is in contact with 61 students who say they were at a large gathering at Pirate's Cove last weekend.

Video of the event sparked controversy after it was shared on Instagram. The video showed an estimated 50 to 60 college-aged people huddling together without masks.

Humphrey says the 61 students self-reported being present at the party after the university announced that it was trying to identify the people involved.

In a post on Facebook, Humphrey said, "While our focus will be on both accountability and education regarding how an event like this was inappropriate during a pandemic, we will also be educating [the students] about some of the other inappropriate behaviors on display in the video."

Cal Poly is in contact with 61 students who have self-reported being present at a large gathering a Pirate’s Cove last...

Posted by Cal Poly VPSA Keith Humphrey on Friday, October 2, 2020