Family Sues FAMU Over Anti-Hazing Rules

By: AP
By: AP

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Tough new anti-hazing rules at Florida A&M University are coming under fire.

A handful of students, as well as the father of a FAMU student, pleaded Thursday with the FAMU board to help them.

They complained that students have been unfairly dismissed from school because of the zero-tolerance hazing rules, including some who have been told they cannot return to campus for five years.

A FAMU sorority was investigated earlier this spring, but law-enforcement authorities decided against pursuing criminal charges.

Some of the sorority members were still dismissed by the school.

FAMU made sweeping changes in how it responds to hazing in the wake of the November 2011 death of a drum major.

The family has sued the university contending it did not do enough to stop hazing.

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