FAMU Placed On Probation By Accrediting Agency

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FAMU's accreditation has been placed on probation for one year, the university's interim president told FAMU's board of trustees at an emergency meeting this afternoon.

The agency that accredits public universities in Florida – the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools-Commission on Colleges — has been looking into a number of problems that have plagued Florida A&M University over the past year.

The agency began investigating FAMU following the hazing death last November of drum major Robert Champion after the Florida Classic in Orlando. It also has been asking the school for information related to faulty audits and how FAMU has been dealing with hazing on campus.

FAMU President James Ammons resigned in July under pressure amid criticism of his academic policies as well as persistent questions about the university's finances and hazing crisis.

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