WKU suspends swimming & diving program for 5 years


After complaints of hazing, sexual assault and drug use from a former team member prompted police and Title IX investigations into Western Kentucky University’s swimming and diving teams, the school on Tuesday announced a 5-year suspension of the program.

According to a news release from WKU, Title IX Coordinator Huda Melky found evidence of violations of the student code of conduct’s discrimination and harassment policy, as well as the sexual misconduct/assault policy.

School president Gary Ransdell said the program has a “culture of misconduct” that is “intolerable.” He called the suspension “both necessary and prudent.”

See The Courier-Journal

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