Updated 09/06/2012 09:46 AM
Charges Expected After Incident Sends Geneseo Student to Hospital
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Police in the Village of Geneseo say they received a report early Sunday morning for an intoxicated female that required hospitalization. It's alleged that large quantities of alcohol were involved and many of the participants were underage.
The police department is being assisted in the investigation by the Livingston County District Attorney's Office.
"The college has been very cooperative, as we would expect. We look forward to getting the information out there, deciding if charges are warranted and then working with local college and law enforcement to make sure that justice is done," said Greg McCaffrey, (D), Livingston County District Attorney.
In March of 2009, a SUNY Geneseo student died after a night of drinking after what campus officials call a rogue fraternity party. Since then, the college has revised its policy regarding hazing and underage drinking.
Each year, that policy is reviewed by students, parents, athletic organizations and fraternities and sororities. Students found in violation of the policy face probation and possible suspension.
"We have National Hazing Prevention Week coming up in two weeks and there will be speakers and programs on campus. Every one of our freshman students goes through a Stand Up Bystander Intervention Training Program, so if they see something like hazing taking place they know what to do," said Robert Bonfiglio, VP for Student and Campus Life.
McCaffrey says even though no arrests have been made, two people allegedly involved in this incident have sought legal counsel. He says the investigation is still in the very early stages.
"I honestly heard about this for the first time this morning, so it's something where we're just starting to get statements filtering in and I look forward to working with the college to try to work through this,” McCaffrey said.
The parent of one of the women's volleyball team members declined comment and told YNN it was recommended they not talk to anyone on this matter.