Columbus, OH-After a two month investigation, the director of the Ohio State University Marching Band, one of the most renowned marching band in the country, was ousted for permitting hazing and sexual harassment among

According to the Columbus Dispatch, Ohio State University fire marching band director Jonathan Waters in late July for ignoring “sexualized culture” among students and allowing hazing traditions that made some members feel uncomfortable.

The OSU launched their investigation over two months ago after receiving complaints from parents of marching band members. In the 94-page document, investigators detailed a number of the sexually-charged situations marching band members where required to engage.

Band members were forced to participate in an activity that required students to walk into the stadium wearing only their underwear which Waters personally witnessed. Although the activity was not mandatory, students said they were faced retaliation of they refused to participate.

Upperclassmen were gave some rookie band members sexually-charged nicknames such as “Captain Dildo,” “Boob Job,” and “Taint Brush.” Those nicknames were sometimes printed on t-shirts which member wore during their practice. Waters admitted to investigators that 50 percent of the nicknames given to rookies were sexual in nature.

Students were required to perform “tricks” on command, many of which related to the sexual nature of the members nickname. For instance, two female rookies, whose nicknames were “Jewoobs” and “Tiggles,” were forced to rub their chests together.

The list of inappropriate behaviors goes on and the report states the worst of the harassment occurred while band members were on out-of-town trips.

OSU administrators fired Waters after learning that he witnessed the sexual harassment and hazing, but did nothing to stop it. The report also states the Waters nearly bungled a sexual assault complaint last year when he moved to suspend the victim and the person who assaulted her from one game. That could have been perceived as retaliation.

Hazing has been a college culture for decades and many people see it as a normal part of belonging the marching band. But with the growing problem of sexual harassment and assault on college campuses across the country, administrators must take action, failing to do could have consequences.

Some people are of the mindset that people who complain about hazing or sexual harassment are just tattletales with not backbone. These individuals, however, fail to recognize the impact sexual harassment can have on the target.

Recent surveys have found that college students, who have been sexually harassed, have difficulties concentrating on their studies. They can suffer from insomnia, experience a decreased appetite, loose interest in their classes and, in more severe cases, consider dropping out of college or change schools.

College students who are sexually harassed admit to skipping one or more classes. Some drop classes just to get away from their harassers and other said they avoided certain buildings where the harassment took place.

Sexual harassment shouldn’t be tolerated by a college, university or employer. Victims of harassment should seek the advice of a sexual harassment attorney, if their complaints are being ignored and the harassment continues to persist.