Post Classifieds

FAMU hazing prevention seminar needed better promotion

By Narissa Tooks | Staff Writer
On February 14, 2018

IStrike event for the Hazing Prevention Seminar

On Jan. 9, the second day of classes at FAMU for the Spring 2018 semester, a “mandatory Hazing Prevention Seminar” took place. Many students heard about the event by word of mouth and decided to go, while others learned about it through social media and Istrike. 

However, students who were not connected to istrike or who do not follow specific social media pages had no idea about the seminar and missed it. For an event to be mandatory, there should have been more publicizing of it.

Not to discredit the work of the Office of Student Affairs, which did post the event on istrike, but why was iStirke the only place that the event was posted on from an official FAMU source? Why were there no emails or a post on FAMU Blackboard about it?

Surely if there was a storm warning FAMU would make it a priority to notify everyone, but a mandatory meeting it seems is not so mandatory. It is a problem for an event to be considered mandatory yet many people involved in campus organizations were not informed about it.

The FAMU chapter of the National Council of Negro Women changed its interest-meeting flyer because of the chaos caused by the anti-hazing seminar. “There was a lot of confusion with the prospective new members not knowing if it was required or not, considering that the seminar was announced and held only a few days before our interest meeting,” said Shanice Case, who is a member of NCNW.  “It was decided that we would accept people even if they weren’t able to attend the seminar.”

James Tellis, a FAMU student, said, “I had to work when the seminar occurred, so I was unfortunately not able to go. The notice was too last minute. So now it’s just like what am I supposed to do if I want to join something? Will there be another seminar?”

Many students have been wondering the same thing. Will students be able to join organizations whether they attended the seminar or not? Most organizations have already been accepting members without any concern about the “Mandatory Hazing Seminar.”

The students need more – and better – information.



Get Top Stories Delivered Weekly

More thefamuanonline News Articles

Recent thefamuanonline News Articles

Discuss This Article



Students at FAMU have heard about the cutting edge eye technology employed by LASIK Ft. Lauderdale eye centers to help improve eyesight. For FAMU students passionate about science and the eye, read more about the top LASIK eye centers in South Florida.

Log In

or Create an account

Employers & Housing Providers

Employers can list job opportunities for students

Post a Job

Housing Providers can list available housing

Post Housing

Log In

Forgot your password?

Your new password has been sent to your email!

Logout Successful!

Please Select Your College/University:

You just missed it! This listing has been filled.

Post your own housing listing on Uloop and have students reach out to you!

Upload An Image

Please select an image to upload
Note: must be in .png, .gif or .jpg format
Provide URL where image can be downloaded
Note: must be in .png, .gif or .jpg format