A clear signal has been sent to all university officials everywhere: get hazing under control on your campus or face the consequences. We won’t go into great detail on the incident that cost the life of a drum major on the Florida A&M marching band, but needless to say there had been a long tradition at the school. Could the president of the university, James Ammons, done more to prevent hazing? Apparently the board of trustees think so . . . especially now that the school will likely face civil lawsuits over this kids death. They didn’t fire Ammons, but they could have.
Unfortunately, it seems like these things don’t get the attention they need until big buck lawsuits show up, but the game has started to change and college administrators better start paying attention to the hazing issues at their schools. And trust me, despite what everyone says, there is hazing going on at your school. It’s only a matter of time before someone is seriously injured.
Source – NY Times