Police Close Case
Alleged FAMU Hazing Incident
October 25, 2012
On October 15, 2012, The Tallahassee Police Department received an alleged hazing case, which possibly involved the FAMU sorority- Kappa Psi Psi Professional Sorority. The incident was reported via a Florida A&M University (FAMU) online hazing reporting site and was reported to have occurred within Tallahassee city limits. The complaint alleged prospective members were “forced to stand in place for long periods of time” and also “endure strenuous physical activities.”
Further investigation was conducted by the Tallahassee Police Departments Criminal Investigation Division. A sorority with that specific name was not identified and details of the complaint indicated the report was identifying Kappa Psi Psi Healthcare Sorority Inc. Based on the investigation, TPD did not find any allegations of hazing, the actions reported did not meet the statutory requirements for a criminal hazing case and the case was classified as “unfounded.” The information was forwarded to authorities at FAMU PD for possible violations of University rules and policies.
David Northway, Public Information Office, 850) 891-4255