uAlberta residence association suspended for alleged hazing incident

March 14, 2014

A University of Alberta student residence association has been suspended for one year following alleged hazing that took place at a student event earlier this year, reports Global News. Lister Hall Students’ Association (LHSA) President Samuel Wright says the group “has been found guilty of breaching the code of student behaviour and will be suspended as a student group effective May 1, 2014.” The uAlberta Office of Student Judicial Affairs (OSJA) says it can’t comment on any specific case, but explains that it investigates both academic and non-academic offences. “We have a section about the way people are treated—so, inappropriate behaviour towards individual or groups. Hazing would fall under that,” says OSJA Director Deborah Eerkes. “It’s a broad range of things which can potentially cause people discomfort, humiliation, embarrassment, all the way up to injury or worse.” Global News