FAMU launches anti-hazing website after tragedy

September 7, 2012 - 8:35 PM

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida A&M University says it's launched a new anti-hazing website — stophazingatfamu.com — 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 in spring 2013, students will be required to sign an anti-hazing pledge before they can register for classes.

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

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