takes a stand against Hazing
Hazing can happen anywhere within any organization whether Greek or non-Greek. Since the death of a Florida University drum major, colleges and students everywhere have begun taking a stand against hazing.
Voorhees College is one of many Colleges taking a stand against hazing. The College invited David Thompson to speak to the students about the seriousness of hazing and also let them know that it will not be tolerated. “If convicted for hazing, you could be fined up to 500 dollars or spend up to 12 months in prison”, said speaker David Thompson. Thompson made sure that the students understood that hazing is prohibited by law. Thompson stated that according to section 16-3-540, it states that hazing will not be tolerated in S.C. Thompson also stated that if someone makes a complaint about being hazed you can be sued. One of the schools deans gave a response about hazing during the assembly. Adrian West, Dean of student affairs said, “If caught hazing while attending Voorhees College, you could be expelled and/or the organization involved with hazing will lose its chapter on campus”. It seems that the students and teachers at Voorhees College support and understand the fight against hazing. “I feel that it was a good assembly for our school to have so that we won’t have an incident like Florida University”, said Tiera Ross, a senior majoring in criminal justice. “I think the assembly was great and I also think our students understand and taking hazing serious”, said Matilda Dargan an Enlgish Professor at Voorhees College.