Cheerleading team will not appeal to Univ. President
The cheerleading team will not file an appeal regarding their semester-long social probation, according to a release sent out by the University on Friday.
The team had the option to appeal to University President Maravene Loeschke by Sept. 17, but informed the University of their decision to not appeal on Friday.
Because there will be no appeal, the cheerleaders will begin their social probation, which allows them to practice during the fall semester but cannot represent the University at any public events, including any sporting events.
The releases also states that the University has decided to not release the details of the incident that was originally reported about the cheer team.
“Following consultation with the Maryland Attorney General’s office regarding the release of the incident report detailing the allegations against the cheerleading team, it has been determined that the report is a confidential student record protected against disclosure under the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA),” the release reads.
After the incident was first reported to the University on Aug. 7, the team was suspended for the entire academic year. However, the team appealed to a Student Appeals Committee, and the committee ruled on Tuesday to lessen the suspension to the social probation.