“Based on the information known at this time, Athletics has determined a program suspension is warranted, pending a full investigation by the University”
The accusation here is so nasty. If true, you have to wonder who came up with the idea and why.
Swim Swam reports:
Boston College Freshmen Swimmers Allegedly Forced to Consume Their Own Vomit
Details on the hazing allegations that resulted in the indefinite suspension of Boston College’s swim and dive program on Wednesday came to light on Thursday afternoon.
According to a letter from an administrator in the Office of the Dean of Students obtained by The Heights, Boston College’s independent student newspaper, among the accusations are that freshmen swimmers were pressured to binge drink and consume their own vomit during a series of team parties at the beginning of September. The letter matches reports that individuals close to the team have shared with SwimSwam.
The letter outlines five Student Code of Conduct violations that may have occurred, including hazing, alcohol policy, disorderly conduct, community disturbance, and complicity.
“The adjudication process will include an investigation of the reports, followed by a hearing, after which a determination of responsibility will be issued,” the letter said.
BC initially said the men’s and women’s swimming and diving program had been indefinitely suspended after administrators determined that hazing had occurred. But a letter from the Office of the Dean of Students later Wednesday said that in no way had any determination been made yet regarding violations of university policy. On Thursday, BC released a revised statement referring to the hazing as “credible reports.”
“Based on the information known at this time, Athletics has determined a program suspension is warranted, pending a full investigation by the University,” BC’s revised statement said. “Consistent with University policy, the matter will be investigated by the Office of the Dean of Students and adjudicated fairly and impartially through the student conduct process. Once the investigation and adjudication process is complete, Athletics will reassess the status of the teams.”
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