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Eighty Purdue Students Face Discipline For ‘Nude Olympics’

January 30, 1986

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) _ About 80 Purdue University students face possible disciplinary action in connection with a naked run through campus known as the ″Nude Olympics,″ a school official said Thursday.

Most of the individuals will be charged with violations of university regulations against lewd, indecent or obscene conduct or with conduct interfering with order and discipline on campus in the Jan. 21 incident said, Stephen J. Akers, executive associate dean of students, said Thursday.

Each of the students is being sent a notification of charges, with instructions to appear for a hearing with a representative of the dean of students’ office, Akers said.

There are four levels of disciplinary penalties for students found guilty of violations: probation, probated suspension, suspension and expulsion.

Besides the action by the dean of students, about 70 of the students alleged to have been involved in the nude run have been notified of disciplinary proceedings through the Purdue residence-halls system. Residence Halls Director John Sautter said students who live in the halls face penalties that may include termination of their housing contracts.

Hearings and disciplinary determinations for the students should be completed in about three weeks, Akers and Sautter said.

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