TOWSON, Md. - A Towson University Appeals Committee has modified a decision to suspend the university’s cheerleaders for the academic year for alleged hazing, according to a school news release.
The committee downgraded the University’s ruling to social probation for the fall 2013 semester.
Under the new ruling, the team will be allowed to practice but will not be able to participate in university related event, exhibitions or appearances on- or off-campus, the release states. Additionally, the team will have to complete a total of 650 community service hours.
Documentation of the community service hours will have to be turned into university administrators by Jan. 17, 2014.
The cheerleading team has the right to issue a final appeal, which would have to be submitted by Sept. 17, 2013 to the university president.
Someone made an allegation of hazing to Towson University officials about a month ago. The university investigated the matter and concluded that the team should be suspended for the academic year.
The team submitted a written appeal on Sept. 3. It was reviewed by the committee composed of four faculty members, two staff members and two students on Sept. 6
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