Hazing death leading to wide changes at FAMU - FOX 35 News Orlando

Hazing death leading to wide changes at FAMU


Florida A&M University is being forced to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars and revamp school policies in the wake of the hazing death of a drum major.

University trustees meeting on Wednesday in an all-day retreat called hazing an unprecedented crisis and even a disease that is harming the university's reputation.

Trustees said they agreed with many of the steps being proposed by FAMU President James Ammons.

Ammons wants to limit membership in The Marching 100 to full-time students and he wants to increase academic requirements for those playing in the famed band. He also wants to limit the number of years students can play in the band.

Eleven FAMU band members face felony hazing charges, while two others face misdemeanor counts for alleged roles in Robert Champion's hazing.



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