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5 SUNY Oneonta students suspended for reports of large parties

The president for SUNY Oneonta announced the suspension of five students for allegedly hosting parties off-campus.

Posted: Aug 29, 2020 5:33 PM
Updated: Aug 29, 2020 6:31 PM

ONEONTA N.Y.-The president for SUNY Oneonta announced the suspension of five students for allegedly hosting parties off-campus.

President Barbara Morris an investigation with the City of Oneonta and the college led to the suspensions.

Morris says, “We took these actions following Oneonta Police Department reports of large student gatherings downtown,” said Morris. “Along with suspending five students, we also have suspended one organization with campus ties and anticipate interim suspending two others later today.”

Oneonta Mayor, Gary Herzig commended the way Morris responded to the situation. He says, “I applaud President Morris’ swift response to events which can jeopardize the health of all members of the Oneonta community,” he said. He says it's important to work together during the pandemic.  “We share the common goal of preventing the spread of this highly contagious disease. This is a time which requires shared sacrifice. I greatly appreciate the overwhelming majority of our young people who are demonstrating a true sense of community.”

The mayor and the president said most of the students have been responsible.

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