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Former Western Kentucky swimmer criticizes school’s handling of women’s swim team after hazing incident

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Western Kentucky’s swimming and diving program had violated the university’s Student Code of Conduct, Discrimination and Harassment Policy and Title IX’s Sexual Misconduct/Assault Policy.

Physical abuse such as forced use or consumption of alcohol or drugs, paddling, lineups and calisthenics (physical exercises) was also reported.

Although there weren’t any witnesses to the abuse, police found enough evidence to conclude the team had engaged in the conduct,


By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives; Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. He has written articles or columns on hazing for the Sunday Times of India, Toronto Globe & Mail, Harper's Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His new book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press.

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