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Screen Shot 2015-04-17 at 9.47.22 AMPhylise Bowens is suing Bethune-Cookman after being told she needed to lose weight before trying out for their dance team. Bowens, who was a student in their master’s program, wanted to try out for 14K Gold Dancers but apparently was 20 pounds too heavy.

“I did everything, I worked out five days a week morning and night,” Bowens told ClickOrlando.

Even after losing the weight, they still denied her.

“To ask me to lose weight in order to join an organization that’s hazing — you cannot do that,” Bowens said.

Bowens’ attorney said the university is in violation and they’re asking for a refund of the $15,000 tuition.

“Our attorneys and administration are currently investigating this matter,” the university said in a statement. “B-CU is an equal opportunity institution and encourage all students to be actively involved in our campus extracurricular offerings.”

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