The oldest a capella organisation at Cornell University was “permanently dismissed” after an executive examination unclosed hazing practices that date back at slightest 10 years.
School officials on Wednesday announced the university, located in Upstate New York, disbanded the all-male group, Cayuga Waiters, after an review suggested “new members and non-senior members of the classification were subjected to systemic hazing activities” throught tumble 2015 and open 2016 semesters.
Those activities enclosed “requiring new members to lay exposed in an ice bath in a lavatory during an classification trip; request Icy Hot to their genitals; and race up and down a street and then devour foods,” according to a hazing report on Cornell’s website.
The Cayuga Waiters were dangling last Sep when the allegations first surfaced.
Over the march of the investigation, the a capella organisation self-disclosed “more-severe” instances of hazing, stretching back some-more than 10 years, according to the report. What’s more, the organisation also certified alumni members would return to attend in the hazing rituals.
Cornell Interim President Hunter Rawlings pronounced he upheld the decision.
“I determine with the (University Hearing Board) that hazing violations in this case are ‘extremely serious, dangerous and humiliating,’” he pronounced in a statement. “This function has no place at Cornell, and we determine with the (University Review Board) that exclusion of the classification is appropriate.”
The Cayuga Waiters have expelled 25 albums given they were first founded as a subset of the Cornell Glee Club in 1949, according to the Cornell Sun. They’re quite famous for “We Didn’t Go to Harvard” — a satire of Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire,” constructed in the mid-’90s.
“We (the University) commend that this classification has a low story at Cornell,” Senior Director of Media Relations John Carberry wrote in a statement. “Still we must act strenuously to strengthen the stream and future students of this University when violations of the Campus Code of Conduct are determined by focus of the Code’s procedures.”