The Florida A&M University (FAMU) Board of Trustees announced Thursday University of Maine professors Elizabeth Allan and Mary Madden have been named to the FAMU Anti-Hazing Committee, according to a news release from the Tallahassee school.
Allan and Madden are co-directors of The National Collaborative for Hazing Research and Prevention, and led a landmark 2008 study on student hazing.
FAMU’s seven-member, independent committee is tasked with providing recommendations on determining the most effective and indelible approach to end hazing on campus. The FAMU Anti-Hazing Committee will work in unison with the ongoing efforts of the FAMU community to address the issue of hazing. The committee will examine issues such as how hazing has been handled at other universities, how students can resist hazing and how to best govern Florida A&M’s marching band, known as the Marching 100.