The same week that a judge sentenced the first of the students involved in the hazing death of Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion, the school has cracked down on another case of alleged hazing, this time by the Kappa Psi Psi professional sorority, according to the Huffington Post.
Interim President Larry Robinson announced that the organization has been placed on “inactive status” in response to an Oct. 4 incident at an off-campus location during which pledges to the sorority were required to “stand in place for hours at a time and humiliated while being forced to perform impossible tasks.”
The Kappa Psi Psi incident was reported to FAMU’s newly launched anti-hazing website.
“As with any alleged incident that is brought to our attention, we are going to investigate and take appropriate action,” 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.”
Since the incident occurred off-campus, FAMU Police also have referred the case to the Tallahassee Police Department, according to WCTV.
Sounds to us like something much less harmful than the physically violent, dangerous and criminal practices that got the nation’s attention after Champion’s death, but kudos to FAMU for keeping its commitment to take every hazing allegation seriously.
Read more at the Huffington Post.