A UCL male lacrosse player has been investigated over allegations of sexual assault
The team member in question has been suspended by the club
A UCL men’s lacrosse player is being investigated for sexually assaulting another student.
A spokesman for the UCL men’s lacrosse club said the “alleged actions are totally contrary to our values, morals and philosophy, not just as a club, but as individual human beings. “.
UCL is now working with the club and the students’ union to investigate the allegations.
The male lacrosse player who allegedly sexually assaulted a student has been suspended from the club while the investigation is ongoing.
In a statement, a men’s lacrosse spokesperson said: “Behaviour of this kind is completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated. We offer all our support to help those affected.
The men’s lacrosse team has pledged to implement other policies, including “active spectator training” and “sexual violence training.”
Team members will not be able to play for the club if they do not follow this training.
A UCL spokesperson said: “We are genuinely concerned about these allegations and are working with the UCL Students’ Union to investigate.
“The well-being and safety of our students is of the utmost importance, and we continually strive to create an inclusive environment for all members of the UCL community. We offer several ways to report bullying, harassment and sexual misconduct to allow those who have been harmed to choose the reporting channel that they feel is the safest and most appropriate.
“Our student support and wellbeing services provide a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space where our students can discuss any issues that may affect their ability to study. We encourage anyone struggling with mental health and wellbeing issues to contact them to speak with a counsellor.
“We also encourage students who believe they have experienced or witnessed bullying, harassment, or sexual misconduct by another student to make a formal report to the Student Case Team through Report+Support. Where behavior is found to violate UCL policies, disciplinary action may be taken.
“Bullying, harassment and sexual misconduct are never acceptable at UCL, and we encourage all members of our community to report any experience of such behavior, so that we can take steps to prevent further harm. ‘other cases.”
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