Florida A&M U Requires Students, Faculty – Even Volunteers And Vendors – To Report All Hazing

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Trustees at Florida A&M University today adopted a new rule requiring virtually everyone who has a relationship with the school — students, employees, volunteers and even vendors — to report any hazing activity they learn about to campus police within 24 hours.

Trustees also changed the school's existing anti-hazing policy to forbid anyone from retaliating against those who come forward about hazing, an illegal, secretive and often-violent practice that FAMU has struggled to control.

They are the first policy changes FAMU has approved since the hazing death of drum major Robert Champion in November.

They come amid a growing number of hazing allegations that have surfaced at FAMU since the young musician was beaten aboard a parked bus in Orlando after the Florida Classic football game.

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