Several members of the women’s sailing team were suspended for two semesters last year after a university investigation concluded they were guilty of hazing younger teammates.
Coach Allison Jolly said the students – all juniors – were suspended at the beginning of the 2016 spring semester. They were allowed to return at the beginning of this semester.
During their suspensions, Jolly said, they were not allowed to fraternize with other team members or participate in any campus sailing clubs.
Jolly didn’t know the specifics of the hazing incident.
The university’s Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities, which handled the case, did not share its specific findings with her, Jolly said.
There are two sailing teams at USFSP – a coed team and an all-women’s team. Both are fixtures on the campus waterfront.
The suspensions, which apparently grew out of off-campus incidents, involved only the women’s team, Jolly said.