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FAMU Hazing Director Says Program in Place

June 27th, 2013 by Mike Vasilinda

 

FAMU Hazing Director

The Florida A&M Marching 100 will return to the field this fall. The band was suspended following the hazing death of drum major Robert Champion in 2011. The school has implemented more than a dozen new procedures in it’s  get tough against hazing, including the hiring of a new anti hazing czar. Bryan Smith says he’s confident the right policies are in place, but says ending hazing still depends on the students.

“I know we have to remain diligent, we still have to keep providing our preventative measures, we have to keep enlightening and educating the students as well as out faulty and our alumni about our anti hazing and our initiatives, so ultimately it will still fall and come back to the students should they decided to do what’s right” says Bryan Smith, whose official title is Special Assistant to the President.

The school also hired a compliance officer to make sure band members are actually enrolled. Felony charges are still pending against more than a half dozen band members accused in the hazing that took Robert Champions life.

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