Board of Governors hears Florida A&M hazing investigation report
Members of the Board of Governors heard a report on the investigation of Florida A&M University’s anti-hazing program Wednesday.
The investigation came after an incident in 2011 where a member of the school’s marching band was hazed to death. The report said Florida A&M had failed at implementing an anti-hazing program that complied with state regulations.
Since the incident, Florida A&M has been making changes in its anti-hazing policies. The university has fired staff members and started implementing a new anti-hazing program.
Carmen Cummings, executive director of alumni affairs at Florida A&M, said many changes in regulations and staff are still in the developmental stages, and there will be more positive effects to come.
“We’re hoping for a positive outcome,” she said. “We’ve been working very hard over the past couple of years to enhance our programs and implement new initiatives to safeguard our campus community and move the band forward.”
Serina Braddock edited this story online.
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