Hazing consists of some type of physical and/or mentally injurious action against individuals attempting to become members of a group, organization, fraternity or sorority. By now everyone is aware of the incident that occurred at Florida A&M University last year where one of the school’s band members, Robert Champion, was killed during a hazing incident. Hazing is not the intended function of those leading the potential members into their organization and when it occurs there are normally extreme repercussions. Well, obviously no one learned from the incident that resulted in a death, the president of the university’s resignation, and the band director’s termination.
Texas Southern University’s band known as the “The Ocean of Soul” is now suspended because of a similar incident involving hazing, according to Houston’s channel 11, KHOU. The university was notified of the incident and immediately suspended the school’s band indefinitely. Some students are upset by the suspension and at last night’s game walked out of the football game at half-time. TSU student Didi Chiedu, said:
“Hazing’s probably never gonna stop. But it’s just embarrassing that it’s from the band. You know, you usually get this from fraternities and sororities, but from the band, which is a respectable organization at our school, it’s ridiculous.”
The hazing incident included paddling, but no other information about the suspension had been given. There are absolutely no words for this level of stupidity.
Check out the report.