Florida A&M University builds anti-hazing website

Website part of push after deadly band hazing incident

Published On: Sep 08 2012 12:59:25 AM EDT
FAMU Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -

Florida A&M University says it's launched a new anti-hazing website to educate students, faculty, alumni and others about the dangers of hazing.

The university said Friday that the website is intended to foster an online community and encourage collaboration to help end hazing at the FAMU.

Interim President Larry Robinson says everyone on campus needs to be unified in the fight against hazing. Beginning spring 2013, all students will be required to sign an anti-hazing pledge before they're allowed to register for classes.

FAMU has cracked down on hazing since the death last November of drum major Robert Champion, who was beaten by fellow band members following a football game in Orlando.

Twelve people face felony hazing charges, while two others face misdemeanor.

Click here to go to FAMU's anti-hazing website.