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FAMU Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Investigated For Hazing



Florida A&M’s Delta Sigma Theta chapter has been placed on inactive status following reports of hazing, ABC 27 reports.

“We believe that all of the measures that we have put in place have increased overall campus awareness of hazing,” said Bryan Smith, assistant to the president for anti-hazing. “We will investigate this complaint as with any that is brought to our attention. Once this investigation is completed, the inactive status may be lifted or if warranted, additional sanctions may incur.”

The university has been fervent in their mission to promote anti-hazing ever since the untimely death of a band member in 2011.

The death of Florida A&M marching band member Robert Champion exposed a secret culture within the Historically Black College University marching bands. It inevitably sparked a huge outcry on issue of hazing and prompted many to push for reform in the band groups.

Champion, 26, died Nov. 19, 2011 from “hemorrhagic shock” and “blunt force trauma” after sustaining multiple blows to his body, according to an autopsy report obtained by The Orlando Sentinel.

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