FAMU to Create Committee to Study Hazing Prevention, to Memorialize Robert Champion
Florida A&M Trustees yesterday approved a plan submitted by its crisis communications firm, DKC Inc, to create a committee to study and recommend anti-hazing strategies for the university. Plans were also approved to create a memorial for murdered FAMU drum major Robert Champion, as well as a scholarship in his memory.
The five-member committee will study hazing at other universities, methods that have helped students resist hazing and how to best govern FAMU’s famed Marching 100 band.
The committee will not investigate Champion’s death or other hazing being investigated by law enforcement.
Trustees and university officials are being asked to make recommendations for a list of potential committee members. The committee’s makeup and a timeline for its work will be decided over the next 30 days.