St. John Fisher suspends cheerleading activities after investigation involving a video

Jan 11, 2019

St. John Fisher College has suspended cheerleading activities after officials say they learned about a video that was posted on social media that showed some members of the cheerleading team using discriminatory language.

A statement from the college says that, “as a campus community, we will not support acts or behaviors that are not consistent with the values espoused in our mission statement and in the Fisher Creed.”

The college says that cheerleading activities at Fisher have been suspended indefinitely, and the college has launched an investigation and will follow its own internal disciplinary process as outlined in the student code of conduct.

The action by college officials comes after two St. John Fisher students were arrested last month on charges of criminal mischief, accused of vandalizing a statue of Frederick Douglass in Rochester. They were suspended by the college pending a hearing into the matter.