Athletics announces new policies in wake of noose incident

Athletics has adjusted policies related to the expectations placed upon attendees of its home athletic events. The changes are part of an ongoing review of fan behavior, carry-in and ticket policies.  Specifically, items prohibited in athletics facilities will now include nooses and ropes, which will be treated as weapons that constitute a threat to safety (as will replicas of weapons). In addition, any person who engages in violent, threatening, abusive or otherwise disorderly conduct which tends to provoke a disturbance or incite violence will be ejected. UW Athletics promotes a welcoming atmosphere in its venues. Racist and other offensive behavior is not appropriate.

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