Less than one year after the hazing death of Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion, and weeks after reinstating all campus organization intake, FAMU today announced the suspension of its Torque Dance Team for allegations of off-campus hazing. From the release:
The University has officially launched an investigation based on the anonymous report made by a parent to the university at 1:45 pm today. Robinson said the group is suspended until further notice, pending an investigation. Robinson said the campus police chief, dean of students and director of student activities have all been notified of the alleged incident.
The University takes very seriously any allegation of hazing and has moved quickly to shut the organization down pending the outcome of an investigation, said Robinson. We have zero tolerance for hazing. Its deplorable and will not be tolerated. It is unconscionable that a student organization would participate in any hazing activity considering what has transpired in the past year.
The incident was alleged to have happened over Labor Day weekend.