SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 News) – Graffiti on Greek Row is rare at the University of Utah, yet a tagger took to the streets and marked the Pi Kappa Alpha house Monday night.
“This is unacceptable,” Zack Strong, a Pi Kappa Alpha member said. “We don’t understand why anyone would tag any house let alone our house.”
Profanity was spray painted in purple on the wall outside of house, but members quickly painted over it.
Pi Kappa Alpha President Cory Shurtleff said the Greek system is a tight knit community and the tagger is likely not one of their own.
Shurtleff said Monday’s tagging was an isolated and malicious incident, but denies a widespread graffiti problem.
Greek row has been the target of vandals in years past and graffiti still marks random parking signs around houses.
“Honestly, it’s not a big deal,” Sigma Chi President Ryan Brinn said. “It was probably just a guy with a spray can who was just bored.”
Brinn credited members of the Pike house for quickly painting over the graffiti.
Strong said he hopes the Greek community does not see tagging in their neighborhood again.
“It’s very rare,” Strong added.