Johnson C. Smith University Takes Prompt Action Over Hazing Allegations

JcsuJohnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina, has taken quick action against a campus fraternity that has been accused of hazing. Police arrested six members of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity and accused them of hazing a pledge over a two-month period. The pledge alleges that he was struck with an object on several occasions and that his injuries forced him to go to the hospital.

The university sent a cease and desist order to the fraternity telling it to end all of its activities and suspended it from campus. The university said it would pursue its own student judicial proceedings in addition to the local police investigation.

In a statement the university said “hazing is not aligned with the ideals and principles of higher education or Johnson C. Smith University. Therefore, it has no place on our campus, and the university has zero tolerance for hazing in academic life, student life, or athletics.”

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  1. I am from the old school. Even back then, more than 30 years ago, things began to change way back then. What makes the young people believe that they will be the one Sorority or Fraternity that will escape scrutiny or suffer consequences. You can have sisterhood and brotherhood without hurting. Pledging should not have to “hurt”. Grow the heck up!

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