OU Men’s Club Soccer Team Reinstated< < Back to
Ohio University's men's club soccer team has been re-instated after an investigation into alleged hazing found the team did not violate the Student Code of Conduct.
The team was suspended from play and practice while the investigation was conducted.
Dean of Students Ryan Lombardi says no organizational charges will be issued, but individual charges may result.
Director of Intramural and Club Sports Nick Brigati wrote a letter to the team today.
In the letter, Brigati says, "Your team will be free to resume practices and home games effective Monday, October 24, 2011. "
University Judiciaries started to investigate the team after an unnamed club member was admitted to a hospital Sept. 9.
He told a student manager in a residence hall that he remembered drinking nine shots of liquor and beer and interacting with police.
He reported that his next memory was being treated at a hospital for a gash on the back of his head.
Brigati went on to say in the letter, "Bear in mind that your club remains on probation through the end of the 2012 Spring Quarter for the two previous incidents of administrative non-compliance (Fall 2010 – Failure to meet minimum red tier requirements; Winter 2011 – Failure to maintain current CPR and First Aid certifications). As per the Club Sports Manual, should your club commit an additional act of either administrative or behavioral non-compliance before your club's probation expires, the Men's Soccer Club will be expelled from Club Sports."