GRAMBLING, La. (AP) _ Grambling State University has expelled five students, including four football players, accused of raping a 15-year-old girl Nov. 9 in a campus dormitory.

The action came Thursday after hearings by Grambling's judiciary board, the university said in a statement issued Friday.

University president Raymond Hicks accepted the recommendation of Neari Warner, vice president of student affairs.

``This final decision is in keeping with my commitment that this type of conduct will not be tolerated at this university,'' Hicks said.

Sophomores Michael Mitchell Gooden, 19, Marlon Evis Jones, 20, and Dalin Montrell Smith, 19, all three of Chicago; and freshmen Emmitt Michael Smith, 18, of Athens, Ga., and Christopher Edward Sorrell, 19, of Beaumont, Texas, had been on interim suspension since their arrest.

They were arrested Nov. 12 on one count each of forcible rape and aggravated oral sexual battery.

The five students are accused of forcing the teen-ager to have sexual intercourse and oral sex with them.

The assault allegedly occurred between 8:30 p.m. and midnight Nov. 9 in Holland Hall, a men's dormitory. The teen-ager reported the attack Nov. 10.

According to Grambling sports information director Vernon Cheek, Gooden, Jones, Emmitt Smith, and Dalin Smith were redshirt players on the football team. Emmitt Smith had seen limited playing time this season.

Sorrell was on the football team last season, but was academically ineligible this year, Cheek said.