Curry suspends lacrosse
team due to alleged
Last Edited: Monday, 30 Mar 2009, 10:19 PM EDT
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Curry College Statement:
Curry College has suspended the remainder of the 2009 Men's Lacrosse team season after an investigation into allegations of hazing behaviors among members of that team. Our college has extremely strong and clearly communicated anti-hazing policies consistent with the priority we place on creating a safe environment for all of our students and student athletes.
Upon being made aware of the allegations, the College took swift action to respond to this issue. This involved both launching our own internal investigation and reporting it to the Milton Police Department (as required by law).
Curry College has no greater priority than to create a safe environment for all of our students and student athletes; any violations of our anti-hazing policy, regardless of their nature, are treated seriously. We are deeply disappointed that any member of the Curry College community would engage in any type of behavior that could be construed as hazing. While we regret that this will have an impact on student athletes who were not involved, it is important to send a message to all students on campus - both athletes and non - that behavior that is demeaning or physically harmful to other students is never acceptable and will be dealt with accordingly. In addition to suspending the 2009 season, individuals who may have been involved in this situation will be subject to additional sanctions as determined by the student conduct process.
We have made counseling available to the students that may have been impacted by this issue. Our athletic director is meeting with all coaches and team captains to review our anti-hazing policies and reiterate our commitment to creating a safe and welcoming environment for all students.
The College believes this is an isolated incident and not reflective of the overall spirit of respect, intelligence and generosity among that exists among the Curry College community.