The campus is still mourning the loss of drum major Robert Champion along with fielding the recent allegations of hazing by members of organizations that have come forward.
Campus officials continue to take actions against hazing by hosting a two-day forum of anti-hazing and safety meetings.
Student Government Association President Breyon Love said the focus of the forum is leadership training, risk management and other issues that students on college campuses should be in the know about, not just hazing.
“I’m excited that it’s not the typical forum,” said Love, “this time we have a guest speaker who’s more relatable to students and he’s going to be able to come from a different angle.”
The event kicks off on Friday at 7 pm for all clubs and organizations and continues through Saturday.
The Friday forum will be held in Gaither Gymnasium and doors open at 6p.m. and will be locked at 7:05p.m.
The Saturday forum is at 10 a.m. and is for the National Pan-Hellenic Council (Greek-lettered organizations) only. Lee Hall doors will open at 9:30 am and be locked at 10:05 a.m.
Marvin Green, Director Student Affairs, said that he is excited for experts to be talking to the student body. “Helping the groups to redefine themselves in some ways,” said Green. “And for them to know that all of them were typically either established to not only do what their primary purpose is but to also better serve the FAMU community.”
The speaker for the forum is Rasheed Ali Cromwell. He is the author of the forthcoming book The Miseducation of Black Greek.