Purdue Officials Mum On Camp DASH Investigation

Jul 31, 2017

The school issued a statement Friday, but declined to make anyone available to talk.
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Purdue University officials are declining comment about the school’s pending investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct at an on-campus summer camp.

The school sent out a press release Friday saying the university’s vice president for ethics and compliance, Alysa Rollock, would lead the inquiry.

But staff at Rollock’s office said she was unavailable for an interview Friday and a Purdue spokesperson said the school preferred to let the press release stand as the University’s only comment on the matter.

The release confirms both the Purdue University Police Department and the Indiana Department of Child Services have begun investigations into behavior at the camp.

Police reports from the incident detail violence between some campers and inappropriate sexual contact between others.

The release says Rollock will investigate whether there was enough oversight of the camp, which was partially designed as a research study into how sodium intake by teenagers can affect high blood pressure.