The Lehigh College swimming program confronted two completely different disciplinary actions within the spring of 2020, together with an underage ingesting cost that may prohibit some student-athletes from competing this fall.
Hazing Allegation: Three AM Punishment Swims
The database lists “allegations of hazing” on the swimming & diving group, together with group members “being advised to take part in Three AM punishment swims.” The allegation of misconduct is dated on March 3, 2020.
The group acquired a disciplinary warning and was required to attend an academic program associated to hazing. Initially, 100% of group members must attend this system by October 15, 2020. However a word on the disciplinary motion notes that the deadline may very well be versatile based mostly on when college students and employees are allowed again on campus.
Underage Ingesting & Failure to Search Medical Consideration
The database additionally lists a violation, particularly in opposition to the ladies’s swim group. It says that on February 4, 2020, an “underage pupil was closely intoxicated and was seen being carried into Brodhead by different college students.” The varsity writes that this violates guidelines that prohibit underage ingesting, in addition to guidelines requiring college students to hunt medical consideration when any potential well being danger is noticed.
The scholar affairs workplace gave the group one other disciplinary warning and required at the very least 85% of the group to attend an academic program.
In the meantime, the athletic division issued its personal sanctions: the group was placed on athletic division probation by the top of the 2020-2021 college 12 months, and the “people concerned” within the underage ingesting incident will likely be banned from competing in the course of the fall 2020 semester. That features 6 twin meets and one invite.
These disciplinary measures have been handed down earlier than the coronavirus pandemic. Extra just lately, the Patriot League has canceled fall sports activities, and is predicted to make choices on fall competitors for winter sports activities (together with swimming) within the coming weeks. We’ve requested the varsity if the penalties to particular athletes would roll ahead to the spring semester if all fall meets are canceled, however we haven’t but acquired remark.