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BU Report Finds 'Culture Of Sexual Entitlement' Among Hockey Players

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A Boston University task force has found that the social status of the men's hockey team has lead to a "culture of sexual entitlement" among its players.

The report pointed to the player's "elevated social status" and alcohol abuse among members of the team — what university President Robert Brown called a "celebrity culture."

The report offers 14 recommendations on how the university can address the issues, from sexual assault prevention education to changes to the university's athletic department reporting structure.

The task force was created last winter after two players were accused of sexual assault. Charges against one of the players have since been dropped. The other play pleaded guilty.


  • Sarah McMahon, professor at Rutgers University whose research focuses on understanding sexual violence on college campuses, including subcultures such as athletics

Radio Boston reached out to Boston University but was told that no one from the university's administration was available for the show.


This segment aired on September 6, 2012.


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