Humber College Suspends Men's and Women's Varsity Rugby Teams

TORONTO, Oct. 2, 2015 /CNW/ - Humber College announced today that the men's and women's varsity rugby programs have been suspended for alleged violations of the Varsity Code of Expectations, pending the outcome of an internal investigation.

The decision to suspend the programs was delivered to the players and coaches Friday afternoon.

Meetings with all varsity teams take place at the beginning of the season. Players are told that conduct detrimental to the team is not permitted and that any team not following the rules may be suspended.

Humber has high expectations of all students and staff. The alleged misconduct is not in keeping with our institutional values related to athletics and student life.

Humber has informed the Ontario College Athletics Association and representatives from the other teams in their division.

In light of privacy laws and the ongoing investigation, no further details will be released at this time.

About Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Established in 1967, Humber is one of Canada's leading postsecondary institutions. Committed to student success through excellence in teaching and learning, Humber serves 27,000 full-time students and 56,000 continuing education registrants. With an internationally recognized reputation for quality learning, Humber offers a wide-range of career-focused opportunities for students to personalize their educational path, including 150 full-time programs across more than 40 fields of study, 200 part-time and 400 online programs or courses. More than four out of five of Humber graduates are employed within six months of completing their studies. Visit

SOURCE Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning

For further information: Andrew Leopold, Director, Communications, Office: 416.675.6622 ext. 4296/ mobile: 416.518.8989,


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