FAMU pledges reforms after hazing report
Florida A&M University student and band member Robert Champion, 26, died in November 2011.
January 24th, 2013
02:43 PM ET

FAMU pledges reforms after hazing report

Florida A&M University is undertaking reforms to address hazing on and off campus, according to a written response the school released after a scathing report that alleged it had done too little.

The Florida Board of Governors, which manages the state's universities, put out the report after drum major Robert Champion died following a beating he took in November 2011 aboard a school bus after a football game in Orlando, Florida.

The hazing was part of a ritual known as "Crossing Bus C," in which pledges attempt to run down the bus aisle while being punched, kicked and assaulted by more senior members of the school's famed marching band.

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  1. banasy©

    Well, yeah, they kinda should...

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