Humboldt State

More hazing concerns for Humboldt State sports


File photo – The HSU men’s rugby team

For the second time in just eight days, Humboldt State athletics is dealing with a hazing controversy.

The school announced in a press release on Tuesday morning that it is investigating the men’s and women’s rugby teams for alleged hazing, as well as other possible violations of student and competitive sports club codes of conduct.

The university has suspended both teams, and all club-related sports activities are now on hold pending the results of the investigation.

This follows the news on April 26 that the HSU softball team has been suspended while the school investigates a possible hazing incident on that team as well.

According to the press release, “Hazing is both illegal and violates HSU’s student and competitive sports club codes of conduct. HSU takes issues of hazing very seriously and the welfare of students 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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