Purdue Trustees Ban Faculty, Staff, Students From Wagering on Boilermakers Sports

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The Purdue University Board of Trustees banned students, staff and faculty from gambling on sporting events involving Purdue teams on Thursday. 

The ban will affect individuals across the university system, including Purdue campus' in West Lafayette, Fort Wayne and Indianapolis.

"Faculty and staff violators of the rule would face discipline up to and including termination," Purdue's Board of Trustees said in a statement. "The vice provost for student life and the dean of students will work with the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities and the EPRG to develop sanctioning guidelines for non-athlete students who are found to be in violation of this policy."

Indiana passed a bill legalizing sports gambling in May. The bill went into effect on Sept. 1 for individuals 21 and up. Gambling on college and professional sports were allowed. 

NCAA rules already prohibit gambling for "certain officials of a university, student-athletes and coaches," per Purdue