Cal Poly track team suspended for 7 meets for hazing

Cal Poly’s administration suspended the Cal Poly Varsity Track Team from competing in seven track meets in March and April because some senior team members hazed new recruits. [Mustang News]

School officials determined senior team members provided alcohol to underage members, coerced members to drink and forced exercise on those who refused, and conducted a scavenger hunt that included sexually explicit items. The university is investigating individuals involved in the hazing to determine if their individual behavior violated the student code of conduct.

There are 16 senior members, 46 freshman recruits and about four transfer student on the team.

During the suspension, the team will host and participate in the Cal Poly Share SLO Invitational track meet scheduled for March 22 through March 23 because of contractual requirements.