TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The FAMU board of trustees met Wednesday to discuss a number of topics including anti-hazing initiatives.
Right now, FAMU is investigating two cases of potential hazing. Across the country, three universities have experienced a student death that is being investigated as a possible hazing incident.
Hazing is defined as a situation or action that endangers the mental, physical, or safe well-being of a student, with many incidents occurring as a form of initiation, and can occur anywhere to anyone. At FAMU, school administrators and faculty are required to report possible hazing incidents they see, and they learn how to spot these situations with frequent training courses, starting at their new employee orientation.
As for the students, they're taught about what hazing looks like, and how to report it before their first day of classes.
FAMU encourages students to speak up and report potential hazing situations. In addition, the school works with a number of other campuses around the county to try to decrease hazing incidents.