Bowdoin College lacrosse players will be reprimanded for dressing as Native Americans last month, college officials said Wednesday.
In November, 14 lacrosse players hosted a party near the campus located in Brunswick, Maine, where they encouraged attendees to dress as Native Americans. The party was dubbed "Cracksgiving" as the party was held in a residence known as the "Crack House," the Portland Press Herald reported.
“What they did was inappropriate," college spokesman Scott Hood told staff reporters at the Portland Press Herald. "The college has had programs to educate students on these issues. The players have apologized and expressed their regret. They’ve had conversations with their coaches."
On Tuesday, Dean of Student Affairs Tim Foster sent a campus-wide email informing students that the 14 athletes will face disciplinary actions. None of them will be expelled, according to reports.
Earlier this year, students attended a teach-in where they learned about cultural appropriation.
“This really isn’t a men’s lacrosse team issue,” Hood said. “It’s an issue for students in general. Every student should understand why this kind of thing is inappropriate.”