Texas State University Suspends Members of Marching Band Over Hazing

Hey Cornell!

This is how you deal with hazing. Of course, the administration at Texas State University could have followed the lead of the Big Red and suspended members of the marching band drum line accused of hazing NEXT SPRING when there aren’t any football games. But no, they had to go all “traditional” and actually kept these morons off the field for this Saturday’s game. A punishment that may actually prevent some hazing in the future and sends a clear message to the rest of the student body that this crap won’t be tolerated.

Bravo TSU! (Maybe the president of that university should pen an op/ed in USA Today about hazing?)

Here’s more on the story from the Huffington Post:

Thirteen members of the Texas State University drum line won’t be performing at the football game this week after they were arrested and subsequently suspended from the band for an alleged hazing incident, KXAN reports.

The charges and suspension were announced Monday following a three week investigation by the university.

“Hazing is against the law, and it is also against university policy,”Joanne Smith, vice president for student affairs at TSU, told the Austin American-Statesman. “So we take this very seriously.”

Police said that on Aug. 31, upperclassmen blindfolded freshmen students and gave them alcohol, according to KVUE. The younger students were then told to get on their knees and place their heads in the crotch of the older students. Some of the students who were allegedly hazed became ill from consuming alcohol.