Brown University investigating alleged hazing on men’s swimming and diving team

Brown University is investigating alleged hazing on its men’s varsity swimming and diving team, officials at the Ivy League school said Wednesday, joining the growing list of colleges and universities that have taken action after recent reports of inappropriate behavior.

The prestigious university, located in Providence, Rhode Island, said in a statement Wednesday that it was “deeply troubled by the allegations.” Hazing violates the school’s code of conduct and Rhode Island state law, the statement said.

The investigation was launched after the student newspaper, the Brown Daily Herald, reported that it reviewed text messages, emails, photos and audio recordings from team members, who described Oct. 7 as a wild night of “initiation” or “hazing.”

Image: Brown University campus.

Brown University campus.