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FAMU Sorority Suspended After Hazing Complaints

Florida A&M University student Shanice Stan. // WCTV

Florida A&M University administration has suspended the campus’ Kappa Psi Psi sorority chapter after hazing complaints.

According to WCTV, FAMU says the complaint said that “pledges were required to stand in place for hours at a time and humiliated while being forced to perform impossible tasks” and reportedly occurred off-campus on Oct. 4.

This news comes in the same week that the first defendant in the FAMU drum major hazing death case was set to be sentenced.

The complaint was posted to the FAMU anti-hazing website, which includes a “MYPLEDGE” page which asks students to electronically sign an agreement to report any acts of hazing.

According to the FAMU Anti-hazing Regulation 2.0.28 — available on the website — hazing includes any pressuring or coercing students into violating law, any brutality or other forced physical activities.

“There are many organizations out here that haze and that they don’t know about. It’s just two organizations that actually got caught. So, I don’t think that them doing anything about it is going to change anything,” FAMU student Shanice Stan told WCTV.

“As with any alleged incident that is brought to our attention, we are going to investigate and take appropriate action,” interim President Dr. Larry Robinson said in a press release. “I am pleased that our campus community and those with a vested interest in ending hazing are taking advantage of our anti-hazing website to safely and securely report incidents.”