Monday, April 26, 2021

Humboldt State Investigation Hazing Involving Softball Team

Posted By on Mon, Apr 26, 2021 at 9:43 AM

Humboldt State University officials are investigating allegations of hazing involving the women’s softball team as well as other possible violations of student and athletic codes.

The team has been placed on interim suspension, with all activities, including games scheduled for next week, on hold while the investigation is underway, according to a news release.

“Hazing is both illegal and violates HSU’s student and athletic codes of conduct,” the release states. “HSU takes issues of hazing very seriously and the welfare of student-athletes is the priority at this time.”

The investigation is being conducted by the HSU Office of the Dean of Students, which is working with Intercollegiate Athletics & Recreational Sports. HSU states the results of the investigation and those involved will not be made public due to privacy laws.

Read the HSU release below:
Humboldt State University is investigating the Women’s Intercollegiate Softball Team for alleged hazing, as well as other possible violations of student and athletic codes of conduct. The Director of Intercollegiate Athletics & Recreational Sports and the Dean of Students have placed the team on interim suspension. All athletics-related activities, including the upcoming week of competition, will be postponed pending the results of the investigation. Hazing is both illegal and violates HSU’s student and athletic codes of conduct. HSU takes issues of hazing very seriously and the welfare of student-athletes is the priority at this time. HSU’s Office of the Dean of Students has taken the lead role in the investigation, with close cooperation from Intercollegiate Athletics & Recreational Sports. Due to privacy laws, the details of the investigation related to specific individuals will not be made public.
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