Volleyball Hazing?

College administrators have discovered yet another hazing scandal. According to an article by Howard Appell in the Livingston County News:

Eleven current and former members of the SUNY Geneseo women’s intercollegiate volleyball squad have been arrested on charges of Hazing and of Unlawfully Dealing with a Minor. Geneseo Chief of Police Eric Osganian advised that, in each case, the charge is in the first degree and classified as an ‘A’ misdemeanor.

Osganian reported that eight younger members of the squad were forced to submit to a hazing ritual in which they were blindfolded, hand-cuffed and required to drink vodka. As a result of the hazing, one of the eight girls suffered severe alcohol poisoning and was taken by ambulance to Noyes Hospital.

Seriously, SUNY Geneseo?

How much team spirit did the students think they needed to build? We’re talking about the women’s volleyball team, at a Division III school. This is sort of like hazing by the Model United Nations Club.

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Daniel Luzer

Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer