St. Vincent College Renames Hall After Sexual Abuse Allegations Reported

Sep 20, 2018

A West Pennsylvania college has renamed its student activity center after receiving credible allegations of sexual abuse against the hall's previous clerical namesake.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, about 40 miles east of Pittsburgh, has removed the Rev. Alcuin Tasch's name from the center. It was named Alcuin Hall, after the priest and former dean of the university who died in 1982.

The college received a report from the Saint Vincent Archabbey last month naming about a dozen Benedictines it had received credible allegations against. The report alleges Tasch abused multiple people between 1950 and 1963, and that the abuse was reported to the Archabbey in 1995.

Officials say the hall has been renamed the Student Activity Center.