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Humboldt State University press release:

Humboldt State University 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 Director of Intercollegiate Athletics & Recreational Sports and the Dean of Students have placed the teams on interim suspension. All club-related sports activities will be postponed pending the results of the investigation.

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.