Florida A&M University professional sorority, Kappa Psi Psi Healthcare sorority, has been placed on “inactive status” after claims of hazing were reported through the university’s anti-hazing website. FAMU’s interim president, Dr. Larry Robinson said the status has been placed on the sorority pending investigation in to the allegations.
According to reports on Tallahassee.com, a press release from the university stated that in the October 4th incident, Kappa Psi Psi pledges were required to stand in place for hours at a time and humiliated while being forced to perform impossible tasks.
Since the incident was reported to have occurred off-campus, the FAMU police department have also referred the matter to the Tallahassee Police Department.
The complaint is said to be the first formal allegation of hazing reported to the university’s anti-hazing website since it was set up in September according to WCTV.
This controversy follows the death of a Florida A&M University drum major after he was severely beaten in a hazing incident.