Florida A&M Cancels Band Camp and All Club Activites
1 year ago
As more hazing cases come to light the school focuses on investigations
Students attending FAMU will have to find other ways to spend their free time. The school's president announced that the summer band camp program and all clubs are suspended.
"Our top priority is the health, safety and well being of students," said FAMU President James Ammons on Tuesday. "We are convening a panel of experts and outstanding thinkers to provide advice and recommendations on the operation of student organizations. Before we enter into a new student intake process, we should have the benefit of the work coming from the committees and the investigations."
The move comes weeks after four members of the university's fabled Marching 100 band were arrested on hazing-related charges.
"I totally support this effort," said Breyon Love, president of FAMU Student Government Association. "This issue of hazing has had a far-reaching impact on the university and I believe that we need to pause for a moment to make sure that all of our students are ready to seriously move in a direction which will result in a complete culture change."