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Ohio University's Men's Rugby Club Team placed on suspension

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Posted at 12:45 PM, Oct 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-17 12:45:46-04

ATHENS, Ohio — The Men’s Rugby Club at Ohio University has been suspended for alleged conduct that puts students at risk, according to a letter sent from the office of community standards to the team's president.

In a letter addressed to Evan Frank, the president of the Men’s Rugby Club, Assistant Dean of Students Taylor Tackett said that the Office of Community Standards and Student Responsibility received information which alleges the team engaged in conduct “that puts the health and safety of your members at risk and is not in compliance with the behavioral expectations set out in the Student Code of Conduct.”

Under the suspension, the team is not allowed to meet in any capacity, officially or unofficially. This includes organizational meetings, meetings of the executive board, games, social events and philanthropic events.

Tackett said that any communication among the group will need to be pre-approved by him.

The suspension of the Men’s Club Rugby team comes on the heels of Ohio University’s 110 Marching Band suspension on Oct. 9, when hazing allegations came to light.

Earlier in October, the university suspended all fraternities after allegations of hazing at seven fraternities surfaced.

Last spring, the university suspended Sigma Pi for hazing, alcohol and drug use, and other student conduct code violations after the alleged hazing of an 18-year-old freshman who died in November.


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