South Carolina State Opens Anti-Hazing Conference
South Carolina State University today opened its national anti-hazing conference, inviting discussion on moral, sociological and psychological approaches to ending the practice at colleges and universities nationwide.
“This movement will offer the opportunity to tell about the excellence, culture and climate in HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities),” says SC State University president, Dr. George E. Cooper. “It will also help ensure that last year’s death of a FAMU student is the last incident of wanton, unbridled violence on one of our campuses. It’s important that SC State University serve as host of this event, helping to provide a powerful, collective voice against hazing.”
During the two-day conference, President Cooper will be joined by Dr. R.B. Holmes Jr., chair of the Anti-Hazing/Anti-Violence task force; Pam and Robert Champion Sr., representatives from HBCUs; elected officials; the faith-based community and civic organizations.