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Intersection: Fraternities And Hazing


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Robert Champion

Former FAMU bandmember Robert Champion died after a hazing ritual in Orlando in 2011.


Hazing is back in the headlines after the Florida Supreme Court heard arguments from lawyers for one of the band members sentenced in the death of FAMU drum major Robert Champion.

And UCF suspended a fraternity after a pledge’s mother complained that her son was forced to drink.

We revisit a conversation with John Hechinger, author of True Gentlemen, The Broken Pledge of America’s Fraternities.


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