The university is investigating allegations that freshmen members of their teams were forced to binge drink and consume their own vomit, per The Heights
Boston College indefinitely suspended their men's and women's swimming and diving teams, pending an investigation into hazing and binge-drinking.
The university is investigating allegations that freshmen members of their teams were forced to binge drink and consume their own vomit, per Boston College's school newspaper The Heights.
According to The Heights, the claims were first brought to light in a letter, dated Sept. 19, 2023, sent from an administrator in the Office of the Dean of Students to a member of the swimming and diving team. The letter also stated that students engaged in two other underage drinking events, including drinking games.
The underage drinking events allegedly occurred on-campus within two residence halls, and at an off-campus house between Sept. 2 and Sept. 4, 2023. The letter said the school would investigate for possible violations of Boston College’s student code of conduct, such as community disturbance, complicity, disorderly conduct and alcohol use.
“Boston College Athletics has suspended the activities of the Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving teams following credible reports of hazing,” the school’s official press release notes. “Based on the information known at this time, Athletics has determined a program suspension is warranted, pending a full investigation by the University.”
The university's release continued by stating that “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.”
Boston College has also informed local police about the investigation, the school's communications director Jack Dunn told the Boston Globe.
“The matter has been reported to BC police, and the university will coordinate with external law enforcement as appropriate.”
PEOPLE has reached out to Boston College and Boston Police for comment.
For more People news, make sure to sign up for our newsletter!
Read the original article on People.