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The Colgate University Men’s Swimming and Diving team has been suspended from all meets for the rest of the calendar year and its winter training trip following violations of Colgate’s policies related to hazing and alcohol consumption. The suspension of the team came after an investigation by the Department of Athletics and the Dean of the College Office, which concluded that the men’s team had engaged in a team hazing activity that also included high-risk alcohol consumption.
In an official release posted on the University’s Athletics website, Colgate Vice President and Director of Athletics, Dr. Nicki Moore, stated that while the consequences are harsh, the decision was made in order “to communicate clearly and unequivocally that hazing and high-risk drinking have no place in Colgate’s Division I athletics program or at Colgate University.”
The team opened their season last weekend at the Justin Jennings Memorial Invitational, and were slated to compete against Loyola, Saint Bonaventure, Binghamton, and Niagara in dual meets before heading to Boston for the Terrier Invitational at Boston University and then USA Swimming’s Winter Nationals in Greensboro.
Now, the men’s team first scheduled competition will be at the University of Buffalo Diving Invitational on January 11, followed by a dual meet the next day against Boston University.
No restrictions were announced for the Women’s Swimming and Diving team.
You can read the full release from Colgate here.