Statement from Chancellor Malatras on SUNY Brockport Actions

September 12, 2020

"SUNY Brockport President Heidi Macpherson and I spoke about her decision to suspend the wrestling program and launch a full-scale investigation into potential COVID-19 safety violations on the part of its members. This action is necessary and prudent. Recently, several campuses have had to suspend athletics as a result of noncompliance of health and safety protocols. If this continues we may have to take additional SUNY-wide actions to contain the virus. We have seen how quickly this virus can spread on a college campus – and how misbehavior by a select few can impact the vast majority of students who understand what is at stake. SUNY Brockport has the support of my office as they continue their investigation."

 

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