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By Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog | Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog | July 25, 2014
Ohio State University (“University”) fired the director of its marching band following a two month investigation into an alleged culture of sexual harassment and alcohol abuse in which student band members were told to participate in numerous hazing activities, including mimicking sexual acts and marching on the football field in their underwear in a ritual called “Midnight Ramp.”
In a statement released by the University, the school acknowledged that after a thorough investigation by the Office of University of Compliance and Integrity, serious cultural issues and an environment conducive to sexual harassment within the Marching Band was revealed.