Statement from Board of Regents President Mike Richards
Presidents Harreld and Wintersteen met with Board of Regents leadership, each university’s legal counsel, and university Chiefs of Police to discuss the investigation of allegations relating to the University of Iowa band from the September 14, 2019 Iowa-Iowa State football game. Following an investigation, it was determined there was not enough evidence available to substantiate the pursuit of any charges.
All three Regent university presidents have agreed to work together to review and improve game management policies for games on each of our campuses prior to the start of the fall 2020 semester. These efforts are already underway.
Each of our schools has made a commitment to continue to make safety at our games a priority. We want to be able to provide a safe environment for everyone, and don’t want anyone to feel unsafe at any of our events. We applaud the efforts of all three schools to come together and implement protocols to meet that end.