Florida A&M University suspends dance group amid new hazing probe

Florida A&M University, shaken by the hazing death of a marching band drum major last year, suspended a student dance group on Tuesday after receiving a tip that members were involved in an off-campus hazing incident over the weekend, U.S. News reports. Interim President Larry Robinson ordered the suspension of the Torque Dance Team until an investigation could be completed. The move follows tightened scrutiny of alleged hazing activities following the November death of Robert Champion.

“We have zero tolerance for hazing,” Robinson said, adding the suspension followed an anonymous tip from a parent. “It is unconscionable that a student organization would participate in any hazing activity considering what has transpired in the past year.”

The campus police chief, dean of students and director of student activities were all notified of the allegations. Robinson said they have launched an investigation, but details about what may have happened weren’t released……Read More