Thirteen Purdue athletes have been suspended for violating the “Protect Purdue Pledge” by holding a party in a campus residence hall Saturday, the university announced Monday.
The 13 athletes, who are not being identified, are among 14 total students suspended for the party. The athletes do not play for teams that compete during the fall, Purdue’s athletic department confirmed in a statement. A source said they are not members of the men’s or women’s basketball teams. Other winter and spring sports at Purdue include men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, men’s and women’s tennis, track and field, softball, baseball and wrestling.
The Protect Purdue Pledge, part of the school’s attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19, prohibits on-campus parties where those present are not adhering to social distancing guidelines.
The suspended students must vacate their residence hall by Wednesday, although they may appeal the suspensions. Katie Sermersheim, associate vice…