The University of Denver has suspended 38 swimming and diving athletes from all team activities for violating state and public health order, and university policies “designed to address the spread of Covid-19,” according to a message on the university’s website.
“The student-athletes attended a large, off-campus party knowing such a gathering violated restrictions,” the message said. “As a result, these student-athletes will not participate in team activities for the rest of the fall quarter.”
According to the message, possible outcomes for the violations could include suspension from the university for one or more academic terms.
“We will continue to swiftly pursue disciplinary action if members of our community disregard the protocols and public health orders designed to prevent the spread of Covid-19,” read the message.
All 38 student-athletes are required to retest for Covid-19, according to the website. The university “imposed location restrictions until negative test results are received.”