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September 9th, 2012
04:54 PM ET

FAMU's Anti-Hazing Pledge

Ten months after a drum major died following an apparent hazing incident, there's a new rule at Florida A&M University:  If you want to attend classes there, you have to sign a pledge saying you won't participate in any hazing activities whatsoever - either on or off campus.

The rule takes effect next spring, with the goal of stopping hazing at FAMU.  The question is, will it work?  (And if you think it won't, do you think anything will stop hazing?)

Carl Azuz, Anchor


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  1. Ubaldo

    When hearing about these incidents, you truly become sad about these events. It makes you truly ratiocinate about how inconsiderate these young adults can be. When someone does something, other people shouldn't be so recalcitrant to their feelings just to placate themselves. To add on to this event, this meritorious young man had an amazing future ahead of him. To avoid anything like this from happening again, hazing penalties should really be enforced more strictly.

    September 9, 2012 at 7:45 pm |
    • Brandon

      The pledge will make the bulling rate increase you can make anybody pledge it does not mean they will do it

      September 10, 2012 at 3:05 pm |
    • Brandon

      The pledge will make the bulling rate increase you can make anybody pledge it does not mean they will do it The world is a crazy place lets try to monitor the activity

      September 10, 2012 at 3:38 pm |
  2. Arturo

    I dont think it would work. Because saying you wouldnt doesnt necessary mean you will stop. The only people who are going to stop it are the students. But this story might help stop hazing.

    September 9, 2012 at 8:56 pm |
    • Stacy

      Our class doesn't believe signing a paper holds you accountable for much! Punishment should be quick and fair!

      September 11, 2012 at 2:12 pm |
      • Bridget

        Stacy signing a paper will help some but punishment will make the kids tougher and rougher and that means they become more aggressive. and the more aggressive the more hazing. Signing a paper is safer than punishment

        September 13, 2012 at 12:02 pm |
  3. Phuong

    I think the FAMU are doing the right way to anti-hazing in school. But they need to make more efforts, signing in anti-haze pledge is not enough effects. I think to stop hazing we need some steps. First, The young child will be educated about harmful of hazing when they are in school, and how they are knowing about that. Secondly, All of hazing activites and hazer's leader will be treat strictly.

    September 9, 2012 at 11:23 pm |
  4. Rosa

    I hope it might be possible to minimize the number of bullies in the school. At least, the policy makes all the students aware of that the hazing is now the school main concern, and any acitivies relating to it may be discovered and serious actions could be taken. The problem is the procedure of dealing with it, like, which department to be put in charge of receiving and dealing with information, how to testify the information about bullying reported. It's all about the determination of the school with concrete actions rather than just words commitments.

    September 10, 2012 at 4:46 am |
  5. Haley

    When I think of a pledge I think of someone who can sign the pledge and not think anything of it. Someone may be in that school right now ready to haze others. In middle and high school many have to sign an anti-bullying pledge right? But lots of people still do it. In my opinion this is no different.

    September 10, 2012 at 7:07 am |
  6. Natalie

    I think it won't because now it is an old tradition. Some innocent mind people would say a pledge and stop doing hazing. But to other people who do not have innocent mind, saying a pledge would NOT stop doing that. And how can you see them doing it? There aren't CCTV in anywhere where students go. I think it depends on the students. If saying a pledge solves all the problem, then why does bullying a big problem? You could go there and just say, say a pledge that you won't participate in any actions of bullying.

    September 10, 2012 at 8:13 am |
  7. Monica

    I'm a Drum Major at my high school and finding this out was quite shocking. I think that with this new contract, students will be aware of the consequenses of hazing and will make an effort of not participating if they want an education.

    September 10, 2012 at 8:57 am |
  8. Joon

    I think it won't work. Our school has a policy of pledgement ove better behaviour. But the students does not improve. FAMU could have the same results as ours.

    September 10, 2012 at 9:11 am |
  9. Joe

    I don't think signing a contract will stop hazing completely. It might stop some people but most people will stilll continue hazing. It becomes a habit.

    September 10, 2012 at 9:44 am |
  10. jessica

    i dont think hazing is a bad thing actually it shouldnt hurt anyone

    September 10, 2012 at 9:52 am |
    • Blake

      I think you might not understand what hazing is.......

      September 11, 2012 at 11:20 am |
      • Andrew

        actually i think u don't know any thing about hazing

        September 13, 2012 at 12:52 pm |
    • Tamika

      Well it's a problem now, or it wouldn't be a important thing. If someone dyes from hazing it is a problem.

      September 12, 2012 at 11:34 am |
      • Zach

        You spelled dies wrong Kialeigh

        September 13, 2012 at 11:52 am |
      • Kashma

        Ya Tamika! Jessica doesn't know what she's talking about

        September 13, 2012 at 11:58 am |
      • Joann

        i agree it definitely is a problem and it should stop!

        September 13, 2012 at 11:59 am |
    • christian

      did you even read the story? -_-

      September 13, 2012 at 11:53 am |
    • Bridget

      Hazing is bad that you think that hazing is ok. BAD PERSON!!!!!!!!!! Hazing is wrong someone died from it!!

      September 13, 2012 at 11:55 am |
    • Kashma

      Hazing Hurts someone died from it i don't think you understand

      September 13, 2012 at 11:59 am |
    • Autumn

      You're kidding, right?

      September 13, 2012 at 4:47 pm |
  11. jeesica

    but if it killed someone yeah its a bad thing

    September 10, 2012 at 9:53 am |
    • Tamika

      Well the whole video about hazing was about someone dying cause of hazing. Watch the video first then post.

      September 13, 2012 at 11:54 am |
  12. landon

    NO. Because seniors will still continue to haze becauuse they think there all that

    September 10, 2012 at 9:59 am |
  13. Ryland

    people should not haze.

    September 10, 2012 at 9:59 am |
  14. Hunter

    I do not think that hazing will stop. Because it is like a tradition
    for them and some kids just like to do it.

    September 10, 2012 at 10:00 am |
  15. destiny

    i think it will not stop them because some people might think it is still ok to do it and think that the contract dosen't matter

    September 10, 2012 at 10:00 am |
  16. alex

    no because seniors will try to sneak hazing without getting caught

    September 10, 2012 at 10:01 am |
  17. destiny

    i think it will not stop them because some people might think it is still ok to do. it and think that the contract dosen't matter

    September 10, 2012 at 10:01 am |
  18. Gracie

    I don't think it will work because teenagers often break the rules.

    September 10, 2012 at 10:02 am |
    • ricardo

      When hearing about these incidents, you truly become sad about these events. It makes you truly ratiocinate about how inconsiderate these young adults can be. When someone does something, other people shouldn't be so recalcitrant to their feelings just to placate themselves. To add on to this event, this meritorious young man had an amazing future ahead of him. To avoid anything like this from happening again, hazing penalties should really be enforced more strictly

      September 11, 2012 at 12:31 pm |
  19. Samantha

    I think that it will not help because you can't stop or see what they do off campus. And you can't see what they do in their dorms. I wish it would help, but I don't think it will help.

    September 10, 2012 at 10:03 am |
  20. paidyn

    People should not haze because it is mean and kids can commit suiside.:(

    September 10, 2012 at 10:03 am |
  21. shawn

    no I don't think that a pledge will stop it but i think that you should band it.

    September 10, 2012 at 10:04 am |
    • nydia

      thats not going to work its just going to make people do it more it people will alway find away to do it.

      September 10, 2012 at 1:49 pm |
  22. Alyssa

    Unless there are serious repercussions for anyone who takes part in hazing activities, I don't think that FAMU will see much of a change at all.

    September 10, 2012 at 10:04 am |
  23. Katelyn

    I don't think signing the no hazing paper will stop people from hazing other people because people can secretly do it at home. They can secretly do it with out anyone knowing because you can't just control what other people do at home.

    September 10, 2012 at 10:04 am |
  24. Hannah

    No. Maybe not . maybe they will do it when no one is were they are and make them not tell no one so they don't get in to trouble and have your my and dad know about it and get good habit cards. And other bad things

    September 10, 2012 at 10:07 am |
  25. Maddie

    I think it will work. People want jobs and they have to go to a university before they can. So if they want a job, they better not haze.

    September 10, 2012 at 10:18 am |
    • Carlie

      You never know. Some people may not want one...

      September 13, 2012 at 8:20 pm |
  26. Keshaun

    No, because they can lie on the pledge. But, maybe some will stop hazing.

    September 10, 2012 at 10:21 am |
  27. Stacie

    The pledge may help. But some will probably do whatever the want, anyway.

    September 10, 2012 at 10:21 am |
  28. Adriana

    I don't think it will because I think some people will still do it no matter what.

    September 10, 2012 at 10:26 am |
  29. TJ

    We think a paper is not enough. The students need to know a severe consequence if they do not follow the rules. The school could also put up cameras and do background checks on the students when they apply to make sure they are getting good students at their school.

    September 10, 2012 at 10:41 am |
    • Nathan

      they should have to pay a fine or something like that.

      September 13, 2012 at 11:56 am |
  30. Coy

    I think it's a great idea, but I'm not sure how effective it will be. Just because someone signs a piece of paper saying something doesn't mean he or she will necessarily follow through with the promise. Strict consequences need to be enforced if there is going to be change in the long run.

    September 10, 2012 at 10:51 am |
  31. Blaze

    just because it's a pledge, doesn't mean they will abide by it. some will. some won't. I personaly think its a great idea and that other schools should enforce the no-drug use. Hazing is a type of drug adiction and it will cause health injuries to those around you as well.

    September 10, 2012 at 11:15 am |
  32. Cassidi

    I don't think that this pledge will stop anything. It may provide a safety in mind but that may be it. There are laws created for a reason, unfortunately there are many who will break them. This pledge may even add to the hazing incedents.

    September 10, 2012 at 11:22 am |
  33. Jonathon

    No, this- anti hazing pledge will in fact NOT stop hazing. Saying someone is going to stop doing illegal becuase they signed something is like having a child promise he wont stick his hand in a cookie jar. They're going to do it regardless of rules and regulations.

    September 10, 2012 at 11:28 am |
  34. Magaly

    I think that the pledge might help.But people are still going to continue hazing but there going to be more care about getting caught.YUP!

    September 10, 2012 at 11:35 am |
    • Nathan

      ya because there are places the teachers can't see what the students do cause they can't see everything

      September 13, 2012 at 11:54 am |
  35. Vicente

    The pledge may help. But some will probably do whatever they want, anyways. Y.O.L.O

    September 10, 2012 at 11:39 am |
  36. Austin

    I don`t think doind the pledge will help, because it is just a piece of paper. People have their own mind and they usually do whatever they want. So I don`t think it will help at all.

    September 10, 2012 at 11:39 am |
  37. Austin

    I don`t think doing the pledge will help, because it is just a piece of paper. People have their own mind and they usually do whatever they want. So I don`t think it will help at all.

    September 10, 2012 at 11:40 am |
  38. Derrick

    I think that the anti pledging signing is probly not going to help much at all it may fear some of the students that were doing the hazing but honestly if it got to the extent of someone dieing from the hazing then the chances of this stoping or scaring the people that were doing it into stopping, still do it sense they were breaking laws ( including murder ). if they are taking hazing to much like that whats a signing on a peice of paper going to do? There are millions of people that lie on agreements and terms everyday. and the chances of anybody reading the terms is very unhighly. considering one of the biggest lies is agreeing to the terms.

    #TrueStory

    September 10, 2012 at 11:41 am |
  39. Luis

    Hazing won't stop. Don't waste your time on pledging something that won't even happen.
    #Real.Talk

    September 10, 2012 at 11:41 am |
    • jimmy

      you have to be positive

      September 13, 2012 at 11:55 am |
  40. Meghan

    I think that requiring students to sign a pledge will not stop all students, but it will probably deter a number of them. I predict that hazing at FAMU will decrease, but not stop completely.

    September 10, 2012 at 11:45 am |
  41. Stephen

    I think that it should provide some safety for the students. The reason is because that if the school has a signed document saying the students are against hazing means; that if they are found or the teachers think they are hazing means they could be expelled. This also means the student that has been expelled can not come back and try to sue the school or teacher.

    September 10, 2012 at 11:46 am |
  42. Jordan

    They Put laws on drugs, and yet do they work? They put even more strict laws on drugs, and they still dont work, atleast to an extent that is. So many laws are broken lately that no matter how strict things may get, there always seems to be away around them. So having considered that, I believe this problem will continue regardless of what students may sign.

    September 10, 2012 at 11:47 am |
  43. Autumn

    I think this pledge will stop anything because it might provide safety

    September 10, 2012 at 11:47 am |
  44. shane

    they well keep hazing because it well not be good enough the paper won.t work it is a stoped paper just write it down on a paper it well be good enough thin

    September 10, 2012 at 11:48 am |
  45. Ryan

    Yes i think the no hazing is a good idea. It will provide safety for most people. But just signing a contract probably wont stop most of it, theres people that will still haze even if they signed it or not. Or if they do sign it and say they wont haze anymore they could lie and do it in secret or they could make people not say anything about it.

    September 10, 2012 at 11:51 am |
  46. Sam and Devin

    I think signing a pledge will work because it's like signing a contract,and when they sign it, they usually do what it says.So sign the pledge!

    September 10, 2012 at 11:53 am |
  47. Kyle

    I don't think that having the students sign a anti-hazing pledge will help stop the hazing that is going on at FAMU because even if the students sign the pledge there will still be some students who decide to continue hazing without letting the school know. I feel that the best way to stop hazing in high school and colleges is to start teaching younger students the dangers of hazing so that they will start to think twice before hazing someone.

    September 10, 2012 at 11:59 am |
    • Josh

      Agreed.

      September 11, 2012 at 7:31 pm |
  48. Aaron

    Hazing pledges should be used. Some would work and some would not. It will always vary.

    September 10, 2012 at 12:39 pm |
  49. frank

    This may help, but there will always be those trouble makers and class clowns that will keep doing it. You should stop the bullying though because you wouldn't want to be treated like that. Now would you?

    September 10, 2012 at 12:41 pm |
  50. Vicky

    The Anti-Hazing Pledge most likely wont work, people may sign the pledge and read it... but wont go by it. They may just sign the paper to get into the school. It's not like people sign up to be hazed or volunteer for it. Sometimes these types of thing may work but sometimes they don't. People have been killed or badly hurt and they keep on doing it over and over again.

    September 10, 2012 at 12:42 pm |
  51. Jordan

    I don't think the pledge is going to work because they aren't going to be watch all the time so you dont always know if they are being bullied

    September 10, 2012 at 12:42 pm |
  52. Noelia

    I Dont think this pledge with do much. Kid still bully other kids for the popularity and the thrill. some kids just never learn that bullying is a very bad thing to do and can lead to kids killing themselves.

    September 10, 2012 at 12:43 pm |
  53. Megan

    I think it is a wonderful idea to try and stop hazing, though I don't think it will help very much, if it helps at all. It may even increase hazing from kids who break the rules anyways, so they don't think anything of breaking another one.

    September 10, 2012 at 12:44 pm |
  54. pedro

    it might work for some people if they stick to what they say, but some people lie alot so they will keep hazing if they want too and get away with it because the hazee wont want to get beaten again so they will keep thier mouth shut!!!

    September 10, 2012 at 12:44 pm |
  55. Justin

    it mite not stop it but it is a good start

    September 10, 2012 at 12:44 pm |
    • anastasia

      yeah it is but there will never be a end to it

      September 10, 2012 at 3:36 pm |
  56. Tyler

    maybe . maybe not . the people might not obey the plegde . the people may obey the plegde . they need to stop hazing other people . one day bullying would be gone and people will treat other people better .

    September 10, 2012 at 12:44 pm |
  57. Jack

    Unfortunately, I dont think it will stop hazing. It's a good idea, and it may slow it somewhat, but there are always people who choose to disobey the laws. I am a drummer at my school, and my drum majors are the best, i really feel for these people, and especially the dead drum major.

    September 10, 2012 at 12:45 pm |
    • Dale

      i agree

      September 13, 2012 at 11:56 am |
  58. Gabby

    I dont think the pledge will effect anything because even for school you have to sign agreements yet, people still dont follow. Some kids will follow them but than you have those other kids that think its funny to not follow the rules. If anything it may increase the act of hazing. Unless they have a serious dicipline of actually breaking it, nothing will change most likely.

    September 10, 2012 at 12:45 pm |
  59. Whitney

    I approve of the policy, just like I'm sure all of the victim's friends and family do, but, me being a student myself, I know for a fact that this policy will not stop the students at all. If anything, it will give them the temptation to do this, all because it has been made illegal and banned on the campus. Students are all about breaking the rules. The school's administrators were doing right when making this policy, but I thoroughly believe that this will not change anything.

    September 10, 2012 at 12:49 pm |
    • Adam

      True

      September 11, 2012 at 7:38 pm |
  60. cooper

    i think that in this issue,larger schools need new polices,of not only pladges ,but of police contact.

    i come from a small town.and dont experence hazing and or bulling.

    September 10, 2012 at 12:52 pm |
    • jimmy

      it happens all over not just big towns it happens in small towns too.

      September 13, 2012 at 12:03 pm |
  61. James

    People all around are trying to achive world peace but it is nearly impossible. This has the same scenario as hazzing or bullying. Recently i was watching football and there was a commercial where a guy dreams were crushed in front of the giant audience on america most talented. We are all equal so people have no right manking fun people and especially their dreams.

    September 10, 2012 at 12:54 pm |
  62. retardano

    Really there is no way to stop hazing.We have no control over it and people will still just do it no matter how much we inforce them not to.My suggestion for people who do such things is to stop because it just isnt right.

    September 10, 2012 at 12:56 pm |
  63. Kiley

    This pledge is just telling the new kids that they don't trust them. I don't think the pledge is going to stop any thing.

    September 10, 2012 at 12:59 pm |
  64. Matthew

    While the pledge provides a good idea in mind,I do not think that it will do to much for the safety of the
    the young men and women that attend this cultured university. If the staff really wanted to stop this
    intense form of bullying it would not just be a plethora of phrases that mean nothing actions speak louder than words.
    I also believe that hazing should be stopped worlwide or at least in the United States with a anti-bullying campaign and not one that chickens out a week after it starts.

    September 10, 2012 at 1:01 pm |
  65. yulanda

    I dont think it will work because most people do not follow the rules and they will do it without being caught.

    September 10, 2012 at 1:37 pm |
    • Dakota

      I agree.

      September 10, 2012 at 7:32 pm |
    • jimmy

      exactly no one follows rules, no guarantee

      September 12, 2012 at 11:31 am |
    • Tamika

      I think that some people will change but i highly doubt that every student will change and stop hazing.

      September 12, 2012 at 11:32 am |
      • Justin

        i don't think it will work at all

        September 13, 2012 at 11:57 am |
    • Kashma

      Yes most people don't listen but we still need to try

      September 13, 2012 at 12:05 pm |
  66. Michael

    The pledge sounds nice, but it won;t help. While it may help a tiny bit in relieving a kid or two, it just makes the hazers have to take it out on someone else. All in all, it'll just make the hazers have to find weaker kids who won't talk.

    September 10, 2012 at 1:42 pm |
  67. Julie

    I don't think this new policy will work because their are ways to haze without people knowing. For example they could haze fellow team mate off campus. The policy may stop some but it can't and won't stop them all.

    September 10, 2012 at 2:03 pm |
  68. jonathan

    I think it will not help what has already happened. Although I do believe hazing will continue signing a waver is a great way to start a new trend.

    September 10, 2012 at 2:24 pm |
  69. william

    i dont think this will work.it sounds good but maybe it can make more of an impact on more schools.hazers will still try to haze.

    September 10, 2012 at 2:25 pm |
  70. domonique

    i do not think the policy is going to work because, most kids want to be involved in activities, so they will do anything to join.
    I also think it wont work because the hazing program as been around for a while so its not going any where.

    September 10, 2012 at 2:25 pm |
  71. Abdi

    the Anit-hazing pledge wont work because, if they really want to join the club they will do it regardless.They are jeopardizing there life and they wont care.

    September 10, 2012 at 2:27 pm |
  72. casiana

    My opinion on the hazing policy is that it may or may not work. Sometimes you need to let " policies" or " rules" absorb to young small minds. Some people might not call it " Hazing" some may say it is completely innocent it is no big deal. Hopefully it stops before something goes wrong.

    September 10, 2012 at 2:28 pm |
  73. Jaiden

    I wish it would work, but most likely, it sadly won't........

    September 10, 2012 at 2:41 pm |
  74. Noeli

    It should be enforced but if people continue to do so, they should be ashamed. it is not right because its of course wrong.

    September 10, 2012 at 2:48 pm |
  75. Christine

    I dont think it will work because the more you say no, the more they want to do it.

    September 10, 2012 at 2:51 pm |
  76. Wengel

    i also don't think this will work b/c if it is not allowed in most places but is still being done then why would it work there

    September 10, 2012 at 3:01 pm |
  77. anastasia

    well the pleage will not really work because bullying wouldn't stop because students dont care about anything i wouldn't give up though there is always a chance it may work i dont think it would

    September 10, 2012 at 3:35 pm |
  78. Brooklyn

    No, I don't think that a pledge will help. Because I know many kids at my school don't follow the rules they just ignore the pledge and make no big deal about it. I'm assuming that that school will do the same.

    September 10, 2012 at 3:42 pm |
  79. Elisabeth

    I do not think that the rule of Anti-Hazing will work at FAMU. I think this because some people don’t think about what they say before they say it. Hazing is very common and a rule will not stop some people. They think, Oh it just happened to one person, it won’t happen to this person. But, it might. Another reason that this rule may not work is because not all students will read the rules before they go to school. I know that at our school we have a handbook that we have to read before we start school, and some people I know didn’t read it. So, that’s proves my point that not all students will read the rule of anti-hazing before school starts.

    September 10, 2012 at 4:34 pm |
  80. Chris

    There is know reason to haze someone everybody should be welcome anywhere or to anything it is cruel and unfair

    September 10, 2012 at 4:53 pm |
  81. poly

    I think Hazing should be allowed. Because we have to do things in life to get what we want. its a part of life.:)

    September 10, 2012 at 4:55 pm |
  82. tidus

    i think the new policy will be good because it will help the students learn more . the student wont get hurt and they can focus on collage more then doing bad stuff. the anti haze will work a lot better and i think it will work out.

    September 10, 2012 at 4:56 pm |
  83. kyle

    The question is will it work, I say it won't work. The reason why i say this is because we know from past events that people don't listen, you tell them something and they still do what they want to do. They are not conserned about peoples saftey unless they are the ones in danger.

    September 10, 2012 at 4:57 pm |
  84. Marquise

    I think the new pledge will work. because it shows that the University cares about the safety of their students. I think if some students get kicked out they will take it more seriously.

    September 10, 2012 at 4:58 pm |
  85. Krysta

    I feel that the anti hazing program will work a little bit. The reason why I believe that the program won't work fully because people are just going to do what they want to do.I think people are going to want to do it more because they want to be rebels.

    September 10, 2012 at 4:59 pm |
  86. will

    the pledge is a good idea to stop hazing ,but just because the students at the university take the pledge does not mean that they may not follow it

    September 10, 2012 at 5:12 pm |
  87. JR

    I really think it's really sad about the hazing incidents, and I think that the pledge might help a little bit, however people do lie about those things and might break the pledge.

    September 10, 2012 at 5:17 pm |
  88. Eva

    There is no way to stop hazing completly,but we can at least try.

    September 10, 2012 at 5:46 pm |
  89. Jonah

    I think that Anti-Hazing Pledges wont have much effect, Just like having Gun laws which will end up with a higher crime rate because people wont be afraid to use a gun. People that Haze make bad influences.

    September 10, 2012 at 6:22 pm |
  90. Claudia

    I do not think getting FAMU students to sign a piece of paper will stop certain people from hazing. Just because they sign something does not stop them from dealing with their everyday life and the situations in it, however this dosnt mean they cant deal with it a proper way.

    September 10, 2012 at 7:03 pm |
  91. Jacob

    It could work for all the people who don't want to get expeled but for those who don't mind getting expeled they would just keep doing it over and over till something like this happens again. I don't think that they will be able to stop hazing this might decrease the amount of hazing but there will be some kids that keep doing it. I love this band it is a shame that they have to cancel the program.

    September 10, 2012 at 7:12 pm |
  92. Sydney

    In regards to the hazing issue, I think it is a tragic case. However, it has the potential to change the ways that hazing is dealt with, and how it is addressed before a student is accepted into a college. The meritorious young man involved in this accident might still be alive if schools like FAMU had policies analyzing hazing in the first place. I do believe a policy against hazing will help limit, but not eliminate, it. If students sign a contract stating that they will not participate in hazing before they get accepted into a school, they will previously know what the school's expectations are. Although the concept of having students pledge not to haze is not seminal, it may help if more schools band together and clearly make hazing against their conduct. Moreover, the government should make hazing illegal to further ensure all students will be taken care of accordingly if they choose to participate in the act. This anti-hazing policy should be enforced around the country.

    September 10, 2012 at 7:17 pm |
  93. Aleena

    In all honestly, despite FAMU's efforts to stop hazing through the pledge, I doubt that it will have much effect on the student's attempts to keep up the ignorant tradition. Obviously, the pledge is enough to placate the school board after the incident involving the death of one of the band members, but it won't stop the students from hazing each other. As sad as it is, they'll continue with the hazing because it's entertainment for them. Signing a piece of paper won't stop them from ostracizing one another with hazing. It's just how it is. If F AMU re lally wants to end hazing once and for all,

    September 10, 2012 at 7:18 pm |
  94. Isabella

    It is a good policy so no one will get hurt because hazing is not right. Too many people have died from hazing and this policy will prevent any more kids and families from suffering a loss.

    September 10, 2012 at 7:19 pm |
  95. Aleena

    In all honestly, I highly doubt that FAMU's efforts to end hazing at their school is even going to be the slightest bit effective. Let's face facts, people are ignorant, and signing a piece of paper won't stop them from getting their mindless entertainment from hazing one another. If the college really wants to end hazing once and for all, they need to take a stronger form of action. They need to monitor clubs and activities, or at least make sure their meetings are in public. Even that can't entirely stop the hazing, but at least it can do better than an easily broken promise.

    September 10, 2012 at 7:27 pm |
  96. Dakota

    i think that it would not help much because you are not suposed to bully but that still happends.

    September 10, 2012 at 7:32 pm |
  97. destany

    I do not think that it that signing a paper wouldwork. Families, kids, goverment, and a lot of countries, and other places have to sign papers and don't follow them...

    September 10, 2012 at 7:48 pm |
  98. Bryanna

    To stop hazing you must, stop making rules about anti-hazing. If you want to ostracize or exclude the hazing conflict.One must first remove rules about anti-hazing. The reason is if you went to a teenager and tell them not to do something. About 2 out of 3 teenagers will not listen and do the opposite. It is completely teenager logic, cogent teenager will listen but not all teenagers are intelligent to listen to rules. Probably the students signing the pledge don't even care they just want to get it over and done with. Also, most of the time students don't listen to recalcitrant teachers. If FAMU got nice teachers that aren't very defiant then the students might listen and maybe will be able to stop this absolute nonsense.

    September 10, 2012 at 7:52 pm |
  99. kim

    Hazing needs to stop! Many kids are losing their lives, for what, a fraternity? Colleges need to make all students sign a contract during submission. If a student is caught hazing, they are kicked out of school and forfeit their degree. I know this is harsh but honestly, the deaths of students as a result of hazing is increasingly getting worse! Something HARSH needs to be implemented!

    September 10, 2012 at 7:54 pm |
  100. Christian

    I think it is a good effort to end hazing but there are chances that some hazing could slip through the cracks and could be missed. therefore i think not all hazing will all end.

    September 10, 2012 at 7:55 pm |
  101. Claire

    As we can see in today's schools, no matter how much you try to prevent an issue, it probably won't work unless they can see the effects of the consequences.

    September 10, 2012 at 8:10 pm |
  102. cameron

    well if its simple like run a mile or a half then ya it should be allowed. be stuff that will kill you is just stupid. agreed?

    September 10, 2012 at 8:23 pm |
  103. Adam

    Hazing and bullying is truly immature and disrespectful, especially for these young adults with futures ahead of them...hazing happens everyday in FAMU, and is a tradition that will most likely continue to go on. However, for hazing to go to an extent whereas someone dies due to it is unacceptable. Instead of making students sign a pledge, FAMU and other schools must consider and ratiocinate some potent ways of preventing or at least lessening the amount of bullying. Making students sign a pledge to agree to not be involved in any hazing/bullying activities will be either ineffective or slightly affective at the most. They need to put stronger incentives and consequences that will help reduce hazing greatly.

    September 10, 2012 at 8:29 pm |
    • Josh

      I like the way you put it Adam and I agree. A pledge will not be very affective if FAMU wants to get rid of hazing. And with a serious problem like death, this is no joking matter. So FAMU and other schools should definitely take this seriously and think of some more better ways of stopping hazing.

      September 10, 2012 at 8:44 pm |
  104. matt

    I think that the anti-hazing pledge is a great idea after it could prevent others from losing there lives precautions of school

    September 10, 2012 at 8:37 pm |
    • Taylor

      they could lie

      September 13, 2012 at 11:49 am |
  105. Joseph

    I dont think hazing will stop, Because most people dont follow rules there are so many rules out there that are set.But some people out there still break them plus once kids start doing things like that they just wont stop.

    September 10, 2012 at 8:56 pm |
  106. Danielle

    After watching this story, there are mixed feelings towards the anti-hazing pledge. Without a doubt, making this pledge a requirement is a great idea. Hazing in colleges can cause others to be ostracized from groups. With the anti-hazing pledge, this can be reduced. However, that does not mean that all hazing will automatically stop. There will still be a few rule breakers and recalcitrant students. Hopefully, this pledge can enforce rules and reduce the amount of hazing there is.

    September 10, 2012 at 9:18 pm |
  107. Grace

    I personally don't think a piece of paper with your name on it will matter much when you are caught up in a group of hazees or hazers.

    September 10, 2012 at 9:41 pm |
  108. Daniela

    Among all the students, FAMU'S anti-hazing pledge might only work for some students. Some recalcitrant kids might try to act "cogent" and still do it. In other words, they should have harsher punishments if they really want to stop it. Sadly, some people will not stop ostracizing others for whatever reason. Harsher punishments should be applied, but if it doesn't work then students should try to make a change themselves by being seminal and ratiocinating twice about joining hazing. Under these circumstances, hazing can be stopped before something even more tragic happens.

    September 10, 2012 at 9:50 pm |
  109. F

    Why is it necessary to sign the anti hazing thing. Might as well move to a different state.

    September 10, 2012 at 9:50 pm |
  110. Miguel

    The pledge will not work. The students who have been hazing all their lives will take it as a joke than be serious about it. It will only promote more hazing and more students will be hurt than not.

    September 10, 2012 at 9:50 pm |
  111. Josh

    Regarding the new rule at FAMU, the anti-hazing pledge seems to recapitulate what has been expected for many years. Signing a pledge saying you won't participate in hazing activities is only to placate administration. In fact, the only true way to limit this practice is by punishing the recalcitrant students by ostracizing them from campus. Despite all good efforts to stop hazing, normally cogent individuals, will continue to participate in this outdated and dangerous ritual. While unfortunate, hazing activities will continue at many college campuses, with or without a pledge. Peer pressure is a strong force that too many people are unable to resist.

    September 10, 2012 at 10:20 pm |
    • Adam

      Nicely written. I agree dood.

      September 11, 2012 at 7:28 pm |
  112. Austin

    I don't think it will stop hazing because for most people who take part in hazing, it just becomes a habit.

    September 11, 2012 at 7:42 am |
  113. Brandon

    I don't think it will stop hazing at all because in people's minds, when they hear the story, they don't actually realize what's going on. As in, how this kid had his whole entire life to look forward, but his life was ended because of the hazing. It would be better if they had assemblies or, for example, a group that can tell their stories to assimilate their differences.

    September 11, 2012 at 7:45 am |
  114. Eunice

    Only because someone signs a pledge about the "anti hazing" pledge, doesn't mean that the person will "never" haze someone else. No one knows who will do what behind someone's back! And I don't think any plan about anti-hazing will work without a CCTV per student at FAMU.

    September 11, 2012 at 8:03 am |
  115. eric

    it was just one mishap – that went to far. If ithey keep initation rites logical, then it would be fine.

    September 11, 2012 at 9:57 am |
  116. Kaitlan

    I don't think the paper will solve anything. People need to change the way they think and the way they behave. Hazing is bad. It is not fun. We need to show more respect for each other.

    September 11, 2012 at 10:01 am |
  117. ian

    I honestly don't think that signing a contract will help ,because people will still beat others to death. I think they need higher standerds which would help students realize what there doing.

    September 11, 2012 at 10:02 am |
  118. Shigeki

    I don't think it will work. In Japan, we have a bullying case, which a student who faced the bullying, killed himself by jumping off a building. A criminal charges are filed against three accused, who are his classmates, of hazing him. However, they denies strongly saying "These was just one of the playing." They would just try to justify their actions even though they signed the pledge. Teachers have to think the way to stop the hazing like they have to communicate with their students more closely. (sorry, bad English!)

    September 11, 2012 at 10:09 am |
  119. Micah

    I do not think this will work because a mere pledge will not stop the kids from doing what they view as entertainment. They won't stop and think about what they are doing or the consequences of hazing.

    September 11, 2012 at 10:59 am |
  120. Quinasha

    It won't help at all. They aren't going to feel a bit of guilty until they get caught.

    September 11, 2012 at 11:28 am |
  121. Felicity

    I believe that the pledge won't work because students like to take advantage of that pledge and do it anyways. It would happen because college students are very rebellious. I think that they shouldn't have the pledge, they should just expel the students who did the hazing or who participated in the hazing.

    September 11, 2012 at 11:29 am |
  122. Abigail

    I don't think it will work all the way. I think it could stop more serious hazing though!

    September 11, 2012 at 11:29 am |
  123. Selena

    This won't work, people sign things all the time and nobody really pays any attention to it.

    September 11, 2012 at 11:29 am |
  124. Carly

    I don't think this will work because just because they won't necessarily follow something on paper. There has to be more to it than just a paper to sign

    September 11, 2012 at 11:29 am |
  125. Ana

    yeah. I dont agree. I don't think people will follow the rules.

    September 11, 2012 at 11:29 am |
  126. Shawnna

    I truly don't think that it will stop anything. Hazing will continue weather or not they sign a pledge or not. Just like someone else said you can say your not going to do it and then do it.

    September 11, 2012 at 11:30 am |
  127. Shawna

    I think that this new rule will somewhat prevent hazing. If hazing still occurs and the students have to sign a pledge stating that they will not participate in hazing, the students can be punished and suffer the consequences because they stated that they will not fortake in the hazing activities. I think that no matter what, students will in some way participate in hazing they will just try to keep it a secret.

    September 11, 2012 at 11:30 am |
  128. Anna

    So what if they took the pledge? People don't stand by their word. Besides if people want to get hazed then let them. If they aren't smart enough not to do it then...

    September 11, 2012 at 11:30 am |
  129. Zachary

    hazing is something that is terrible, but signing something is not going make someone stop doing anything unless its a verbally contract in a court of law.

    September 11, 2012 at 11:31 am |
  130. kali

    this is a good way to learn how the twin towers fell i have been curious about it and thats why this is good to have a CNN student news!!! :)

    September 11, 2012 at 11:34 am |
  131. Ashley

    It is within human nature to haze, bully, pick, whatever you may call it. We are creatures of dominance. The pledge will do little to nothing, as it is attempting to cover an instinct. Perhaps, rather than focusing attention on how to prevent hazing, FAMU should turn their attentions to helping victims learn to properly cope.

    September 11, 2012 at 12:14 pm |
  132. Matt

    I dont think the anti- hazing will change a thing. Its a tradition that is passed down through the years, and it will continue to be passed. Its just a initiation ritual that no one should take to heart.

    September 11, 2012 at 12:19 pm |
  133. Bane

    Your punishment must be more severe.

    September 11, 2012 at 12:23 pm |
  134. Mrs. Watters' Class

    Twenty-one out of my thirty-two students think that this strategy will work! Many of them said that if someone does participate in hazing after signing a pledge not to, getting kicked out would solve that problem.

    September 11, 2012 at 12:33 pm |
  135. ryan

    I don't think anything is going to stop hazeing or bullying, because kids these days are mean. The only way kids will stop is if they choose to. They won't stop because they lack self-worth.

    September 11, 2012 at 12:43 pm |
  136. desean

    Hazing is bad and leads to drama and big issues. But I also think the person who gets bullied should ignore it because you should only think of good thoughts and not bad, Because then you can focus. If the hazing happens at school the person who is getting bullied should just focus on school because thats most important when learning. It will stop bullying and potentially boost the focus of a student by alot.

    September 11, 2012 at 12:51 pm |
  137. Cierra

    I think the anti-hazing pledge won't work because just because a person signs a pledge they won't stay true to their word. They will find a sneaky way to make hazing happen.

    September 11, 2012 at 4:16 pm |
  138. Chris

    I think that it will work for people to pledge not to participate in hazing because they know if they were caught hazing other people,they would be kicked out.

    September 11, 2012 at 4:59 pm |
  139. Joseph

    I think that it will work because if you get caught you will be kicked out.

    September 11, 2012 at 5:00 pm |
  140. Matthew

    I think it will work because if they find you doing it, you are going to get kick out of the school and no university is going to want you.

    September 11, 2012 at 5:03 pm |
  141. Jose

    I don't think it will work because they will try to haze people after school. I think college students should be expelled from all good colleges.Because people shouldn't be hazing because it is too dangerous.

    September 11, 2012 at 5:04 pm |
  142. Pamela

    I think it's actually going to work because if they catch them doing that stuff again,they would get out of the school to not do that again,because hazing needs to stop.So everybody that's been treated like that by others,could be comfortable to go to school.

    September 11, 2012 at 5:06 pm |
  143. Merary

    Hazing people shouldn't be alowed in school or anywhere else.Also it was sad when I heard about what happen to the kid.Another thing alot of kids don't follow the rules and they don't really care if they get in trouble.

    September 11, 2012 at 5:07 pm |
  144. Sangmin

    I don't think that It would work. the only way to stop hazing is either the student realizes that what he or she is doing is wrong or each student having a person supervise them constantly. Since the second choice is impossible, the students must know for themselves that hazing is wrong and that they must stop themselves from doing it. A contract will not make a person necessarily stop doing something. Just like laws, they are justified and people promise that they will follow them, but people don't always follow them anyway. This is just another rule that kids might break.

    September 11, 2012 at 6:23 pm |
  145. Makayla

    Well, it signing a sheet, and I think that if you are truthful, this will work but I think hazing should be banned and should be very watched over

    September 11, 2012 at 6:50 pm |
  146. Clark

    Puting laws on bullying hasn't changed any thing ther is just as much if not more, a plege to not haze won't stop it at all.

    September 11, 2012 at 7:05 pm |
    • Andrew

      it wont stop any thing signing that paper it will only make it work because kids that do it fell like they getting attention.

      September 13, 2012 at 12:48 pm |
  147. Clark

    We put laws on guns, do they work, we put laws on drugs, do they work, we put laws on bullying, and do they work? The answer is no. if laws that say don’t bully are not followed than have on earth can a pledge that says the same thing work. Bullying will go on despite almost any laws or rules that are passed, the only way to stop it is to crack down on bullies and in school not give kids the opportunity to get away with bullying, for example; putting security cameras on busses and have more teachers in the halls and a lunch/recess. I hope the pledge will help stop bullying somewhat but in the long term I don’t think that it will make a difference at all.

    September 11, 2012 at 7:13 pm |
  148. Maya

    I don't know if it would make much of a difference, but it would be worth a try. Who knows, maybe this pledge would bring different results since the school will probably be on HIGH alert about it.

    September 11, 2012 at 7:28 pm |
  149. Cheng

    i don't think it will work, because lots of people just sign issue, but they don't care what it said. Even if they sign the issues about hazing, they may don't follow it. I think the best way is teach students and tell them about hazing of consequences and the harm.

    September 11, 2012 at 8:03 pm |
  150. alex

    Once there was a gun ban in, I think, Britain, and gun crimes went up about 50% and more. I don't think this will work.

    September 11, 2012 at 8:19 pm |
  151. Joseph

    The new pledge that Florida A&M University students will be required to sign next year is an anti-hazing pledge. It basically says if you want to go to school there you cannot take any part in hazing on or off campus. I think requiring students to sign a pledge is a decent method of dealing with student behavior/hazing. I think it would help because it would make people think twice before participating in any hazing. It will also make the students aware of how serious hazing is. Since this pledge isn't going to stop all hazing, there are a few other ways to reduce hazing in school. One would be to highly encourage younger students such as freshman to report any acts of hazing. Another could be to provide positive alternatives to hazing for groups like sports teams such as team building exercises, movies, laser tag, etc. Those are my thoughts on the new anti-hazing pledge at Florida A&F University.

    September 11, 2012 at 8:40 pm |
  152. xena

    hazing should be put to stop but also continue. if its for educational or if a teacher is supervising the stundents then it should be aloud but any hazing going out of school should be put to a immdeite stop. it may not be a big deal but if we dont stop now it will grow stronger!!!

    September 11, 2012 at 8:42 pm |
  153. Harrison

    I think that it is a very good idea to have an anti-hazing rule, but what if some of the old kids told new kids it was cool and the new kids want to a new school and told there friends about it. I think all schools should have an anti-hazing rule and it is just mean to haze and bully anyone.

    September 11, 2012 at 8:58 pm |
  154. Victoria

    Hazing is very bad, but it is good that FAMU started this movement to raise awareness. Frequently, kids do not hink through about the actions they make. Hazing is a common thing in schools that can injure some of the students. After many years of considering hazing a college or high school tradition, it will be very hard to stop it. Eventhough it is unlikely for the hazing to stop altogether, it is possible that kids will ratiocinate twice before hazing another student. Many think that this proposal is very cogent and necessary in order to stop hazing and to prevent more fatal accidents.

    September 11, 2012 at 9:29 pm |
  155. Roy

    I have my doubts that this will work, because some people may not stick to the pledge, even though they signed it. The hazers will keep hazing, either because they have fallen into a habit, or because the like to do it and don't understand how much it can hurt people. I believe that the people who do either of these things are really just idiots.

    September 11, 2012 at 11:06 pm |
  156. Bluepifany

    Hazing is accomplished in an atmosphere of secrecy and the hazers want the secret kept by shaming the hazee into believing that by participating in such events they are special and a part of something rooted deep within history. When someone is longing to belong to an organization or secretive society, they are willing to lay there own moral compass, physical well-being and education aside to belong to a perceived elitist society. The hazee is taught that by partaking in the hazing events will draw them deep into the brother/sisterhood that they are seeking. Once someone is hazed the natural progression is to become the hazer and the cycle repeats. Because of the secrecy surrounding these activities the cycle is perpetuated and rarely uncovered until unfortunately a death occurs. These hazing pledges have been in existance as early as 1989/90 or earlier and this is 2012, everyone signs them from active members to inductees but we still have cases of death and gross misconduct among some of the nations biggest greek letter and campus organizations including high school athletics. This is a proven failed tactic and unles FAMU unites with other organizations to seek a more educated approach in eradicating hazing behavior, the cycle will continue.

    September 11, 2012 at 11:46 pm |
  157. Savannah

    I don't think it will help stop hazing . You don't know whats going through students and people of all ages are thinking about . Everybody acts differently to this . Some students wouldn't ever think of doing harm to somebody and some students don't even think about doing the right thing . It might have caught some students attention , but it won't give the 100 % that we need . To me , I would never ever do harm to anybody . Its just not right . That is just a paper that can float in the wind . WE ARE ALL HUMANS ! CAN"T WE JUST GET ALONG !

    September 11, 2012 at 11:58 pm |
    • Taylor

      i agree

      September 13, 2012 at 11:46 am |
  158. Tanvi

    Honestly, hazing is a horrible tradition at many schools, not only at FAMU. Due to hazing at FAMU,they have created a pledge for anti-hazing. This pledge would probably not work, especially on the people who are defiant. This was a very seminal idea and it might reduce hazing, but not stop it. A cogent idea would be to teach younger kids the consequences of hazing and being hazed. By doing this, hazing may stop in the future. The anti-hazing pledge that FAMU has made won't completely stop the act of hazing.

    September 12, 2012 at 7:16 am |
  159. Tamika

    I think that it won't work.

    September 12, 2012 at 11:22 am |
  160. Alisha

    I think the pledge will help a little might stop some but some might go on and when they pay attention to Hazing I think more Bulling will happen. HIIII

    September 12, 2012 at 11:23 am |
  161. jimmy

    i don't know if people will follow the rules because of the pledge because they dont follow the rules now.

    September 12, 2012 at 11:26 am |
  162. Meredith

    Just because you make some rule doesn't mean kids will follow it. Kids these days find ways to just disobey rules and abuse them. I think if you let them know what can happen it possibly may help, but there is no promise.

    September 12, 2012 at 11:30 am |
    • Tamika

      Amen Sista

      September 13, 2012 at 12:00 pm |
  163. Zach

    I think it is interesting that you think it will work.

    September 12, 2012 at 11:31 am |
    • Jenna

      do you think it would work

      September 13, 2012 at 10:34 am |
  164. Meredith

    Just because you make some rule doesn't mean kids will follow it. Kids these days find ways to just disobey rules and they make it seem like it will help, which isn't totally true.

    September 12, 2012 at 11:32 am |
  165. Isaaca

    I honestly do not think that people will obey the pledge. Just because you take the pledge, does not mean you are going to abide by it.

    September 12, 2012 at 11:54 am |
  166. Jordan

    I don't believe signing a pledge will make a diffrence. Yes kids will sign it to get into the school but once they are into the system traditions will carry on and kids will be hazed! So honestly either way your going to have hazing and it won't stop until something serious is done about it.

    September 12, 2012 at 12:10 pm |
  167. Drew

    sure people are going to sign it but, i dought everyone will follow it if they know they wont get caught.

    September 12, 2012 at 12:15 pm |
    • Carlie

      Agreed. ^

      September 13, 2012 at 8:21 pm |
  168. Josh

    I dont think it will work because most people do not follow the rules and they will do it without being caught.

    September 12, 2012 at 12:20 pm |
  169. Alyssa

    The whole 'pledge' thing won't work because no one really commits to stuff like that. Kids and even adults may have a hard time committing to something. Hazing is every where and a part of life. People should just let it happen then let other people face their own consequences.

    September 12, 2012 at 12:21 pm |
  170. Josh

    I like the meaning and purpose of the new rule but I hate to say I dont think it will work out very well because of the ignorance of some people

    September 12, 2012 at 12:25 pm |
  171. christina

    i think that its a good idea that they are trying to stop it. but i dont think thatv the kids are going to listen even if they do sign that paper.

    September 12, 2012 at 1:00 pm |
  172. Elizabeth

    I think that FAMU’s anti-hazing pledge will work a little, but, many students will ignore the pledge and still participate in hazing. I believe this because there will be good rule abiding citizens that will sign the pledge and never think about hazing, but there will be other students who will sign the pledge and ignore it. This is probably because to some students hazing is a tradition, to others they want to be accepted, and others just want to be rebellious. People in general do not follow all the rules given to them, so why should all these college students stop hazing, just because it’s not allowed. It’s disappointing but, students will most likely still participate in hazing. I think hazing will still be a problem at FAMU even after the anti-hazing pledge is put into action.

    September 12, 2012 at 6:04 pm |
  173. DK

    The idea is great, hopefully more Higher education schools take note and apply this same pledge on their campus. Even though it goes on when the rules say no, by adding the pledge it will make many students think twice about their actions.

    September 12, 2012 at 6:17 pm |
  174. Keaton

    I think that it is good that they are taking a stand. It's not right to bully . That's not what you should do or what god wants you to do.

    September 12, 2012 at 6:22 pm |
  175. Megan

    I don't thik it will work because tend to do whT they want whether thereare rules or not. Kids will do things that they want to do usually it might not be the best/smart thing to do but they will do it anyways. It doesn't mTter who hurt.

    September 12, 2012 at 7:49 pm |
  176. Paul

    I think it won't work because even though students sign, they could still be doing it outside the school.

    September 12, 2012 at 9:45 pm |
  177. Caroline

    I think that even though a rule has been inforced that naturally there will be a hazing "vibe" in the air.

    September 12, 2012 at 9:48 pm |
  178. Ann

    I had to sign an honor code when I entered college. I don't know whether it was the signing or the college culture that encouraged me to abide by it but it certainly didn't turn me off being honorable (aka not cheating on take home tests). I can't see why anti-hazing pledges can do worse than bring the topic to people's awareness.

    September 13, 2012 at 1:26 am |
  179. Cindy

    It probably won't work beause anyone can promise not to do anything but not everyone can keep it. Plus, who knows what's going on behind your back?

    September 13, 2012 at 1:46 am |
  180. Thomas

    They can sign it but still haze.

    September 13, 2012 at 10:30 am |
  181. Anna :)

    I don't really think that the anti-hazing pledge will make much of a difference, yes it may scare some people but there are still some students who won't care and will still do it just because they think they are cool.

    September 13, 2012 at 10:32 am |
  182. Jacob

    I don't think the pledge will help anything because people can just sign the paper and still haze. So I don't think it will help with anything.

    September 13, 2012 at 10:33 am |
  183. Jenna

    I think it would work.....but if it doesnt that would suck

    September 13, 2012 at 10:33 am |
  184. devin

    I think it is going to work if they in force it

    September 13, 2012 at 10:33 am |
  185. Heather

    I think there is a possibility that it may make a difference but is it really going to stop them unless the hazers get there fare share I don't think they will learn from there actions.

    September 13, 2012 at 10:34 am |
  186. Braiden

    I think the anti-hazing pledge will decrease the number of hazing people, but some people probably won't stop.

    September 13, 2012 at 10:34 am |
  187. Aubrey

    well I understand after someone died and now you have to make a pledge saying that you cant participate in hazing!

    September 13, 2012 at 10:35 am |
  188. branden

    i think the peopl who sin it say that wont stop

    September 13, 2012 at 10:35 am |
  189. Wesley

    I think that the anti-hazing act will not work. Many students might keep doing it. Just because you sign a paper saying you will not do it doesn't mean everyone will keep their promise.

    September 13, 2012 at 10:35 am |
  190. Henry

    This kids are so stupid they dont know they kill people

    September 13, 2012 at 10:35 am |
  191. Bradley

    I don't think it will work cause it's just a paper it's not going to stop them from doing anything.

    September 13, 2012 at 10:36 am |
  192. daniel

    I really don't think this pledge will not do anything because ya they no that if they got caught there going to get in trouble but like my mom says once you do it is hard to stop Ur bad habbet and this is a bad habbet so I don't think this pledge will not do nothing. What they should do is once they get caught kick them out of that school cause if they do that there not there to learn they are there to bully.

    September 13, 2012 at 10:36 am |
  193. mathew

    I think they should have the pledge because if you want to join a group u shouldnt have to do bad stuff.

    September 13, 2012 at 10:37 am |
  194. Twinky

    It most likely wont work because they could lie an do it behind there backs when there not in school.

    September 13, 2012 at 10:37 am |
  195. Russell

    yes some people will do it and others wont because that's how there are are they don't listing to there rules

    September 13, 2012 at 10:38 am |
  196. mikey

    i dont think it will work kids dont even follow the school rules what makes them think their going to follow the bully rule.

    September 13, 2012 at 10:40 am |
  197. Jen

    I think it's better than the alternative - doing nothing. The university is acknowledging that there is a problem, and that they want to fix it. There are always people who will break the rules or try to find their way around things, but that doesn't mean that we should just do nothing. The university is now on watch – and will catch more hazing incidents than before the anti-hazing pledge.

    September 13, 2012 at 11:29 am |
  198. Brett

    I think that the pledge wont stop anything it will just make the kids do it more secretly so they don't get caught as much. I think this because at any school you sign the Code Of Conduct that says you won't bully and yet you still see kids doing it

    September 13, 2012 at 11:41 am |
  199. Bree

    I don't think it will help, because people don't really follow rules.

    September 13, 2012 at 11:43 am |
  200. Taylor

    I don't think anything is going to change because they can lie and say they are going to stop but they wont

    September 13, 2012 at 11:43 am |
  201. Gabrielle

    i think it will work

    September 13, 2012 at 11:44 am |
  202. Kenny

    I really don't think it will work because most people say that they won't do it and then they do it anyway

    September 13, 2012 at 11:47 am |
  203. brandon

    I think the pledge will not work

    September 13, 2012 at 11:47 am |
  204. rocco

    I think its a good idea because if they do the pledge they wont be involved in hazing. but if they don't do the pledge they will be involved.

    September 13, 2012 at 11:48 am |
  205. channler

    The contract won't do anything because most of the time kid are told not to do something they will do it.So making them sign contract doesn't help they need to do more.

    September 13, 2012 at 11:48 am |
  206. Kenny

    I think that it won't work because most people say that they won't do it and then they do it anyway. That is what I think.

    September 13, 2012 at 11:49 am |
  207. christian

    the anti hazing pledge is not going to work making people sigh it is not going to make a difference its like telling a baby not to cry.

    September 13, 2012 at 11:49 am |
  208. julian

    The hazing incident won't stop until someone stands up.

    September 13, 2012 at 11:50 am |
  209. kylie

    hazing is like bad and you like shouldn't do it like because it hurts other people

    September 13, 2012 at 11:50 am |
  210. julian

    people hazing are people that have been hazeed

    September 13, 2012 at 11:51 am |
  211. SAMUEL

    i think people should stop anti hazing because people shouldn't be made to do stuff that they don't want to do so STOP ANTI HAZING ALRIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 13, 2012 at 11:52 am |
  212. Keisha

    I think the world just be a peaceful place. And everyone should love each other

    September 13, 2012 at 11:55 am |
  213. Rae

    I think it is a good idea because then kids will not think of the other gender at a stranger.

    September 13, 2012 at 11:57 am |
  214. Dale

    I don't think it will work because making a kid sign a peace of paper won't stop bullying

    September 13, 2012 at 11:59 am |
  215. Keisha

    I think the world should be a peaceful place. And everyone should love each other!

    September 13, 2012 at 12:00 pm |
  216. Finnigan

    People need to grow up and stop and need to do something else other than picking on someone. Its just not right. No guarantee that signing a contract will help. Someone needs to put a stop to it.

    September 13, 2012 at 12:00 pm |
  217. sid

    it won't stop it will make it better but not stop it completely.

    September 13, 2012 at 12:00 pm |
  218. Sam

    I think that the pledge might work now that they know what hazing is, but you never know people might not listen to the pledge.

    September 13, 2012 at 12:01 pm |
  219. Carlie

    Just because kids sign a contract, doesn't mean they will follow it. Some people shouldn't treat people like they do. They don't realize that it can really hurt and turn out that bad. When it does turn bad, you can't take it back.

    September 13, 2012 at 12:02 pm |
  220. Stewart

    I don't think the pledge will work. kids don't always follow the rules. some kids might follow the rule but like the kids who started doing the hazing probably won't stop hazing because of a pledge

    September 13, 2012 at 12:04 pm |
  221. callie

    hazing is a part if the college experience it will continue to happen throughout the world its good people try to stop it but its the same concept as drinking abd driving people will still do it even if it is against the law.

    September 13, 2012 at 12:05 pm |
  222. frankie

    They can make a plege but I don't think people will listen. There is bullying everywhere in a ton of schools. Some bully's don't care about the plege they wont listen. So you can make a plege but I don't think the bully's will listen.

    September 13, 2012 at 12:06 pm |
  223. edward

    I think it will not work, because they will continue on campus or off campus. Pledge or no pledge – they will continue doing it and more people will get hurt!

    September 13, 2012 at 12:10 pm |
  224. Madison

    I think that no hazing pledges might work if there is a punishment if the pledge isn't followed, otherwise, Many kids will just sign it and not follow it.

    September 13, 2012 at 12:20 pm |
  225. Taylor

    I think that this pledge will help to some degree but will not completely stop hazing. Hazing is a horrible thing..

    September 13, 2012 at 12:23 pm |
  226. Shanaynay.

    don't believe signing a pledge will make a difference. Yes kids will sign it to get into the school but once they are into the system traditions will carry on and kids will be hazed! So honestly either way your going to have hazing and it won't stop until something serious is done about it.

    September 13, 2012 at 12:44 pm |
  227. Brad

    I don't think it will work because lots of older kids do not listen to the rules and break them.

    September 13, 2012 at 12:44 pm |
  228. Andrew

    I think anti hazing is good because making somebody do that just to get into a group that's stupid and wrong i would never do that to get in a group I would just be like um not going to happen

    September 13, 2012 at 12:45 pm |
  229. Marianita

    I don't think it will work because they will either lie or cross their fingers behind they back.:)

    September 13, 2012 at 12:45 pm |
  230. coltin

    I don't really think that its a good thing because its kinda like if you tell someone ill do this for you if you do this for me. and its not right for people to be scared or harmed in any other way.

    September 13, 2012 at 12:45 pm |
  231. mr.kaymin

    I think people will sigh the contract but it wont stop them from hayzing

    September 13, 2012 at 12:46 pm |
  232. JOSE

    I think they will sign the pledge and say they will follow it but they will continue to haze people.

    September 13, 2012 at 12:46 pm |
  233. Sorcha

    I don't think it will work because most people who sign a pledge don't follow through with it.

    September 13, 2012 at 12:47 pm |
  234. Celeste

    i think it's good that they have a paper to sign to stop it,but will it work? They need to be watched no matter where they are. Not everybody is going to stop because they signed a piece of paper.

    September 13, 2012 at 12:47 pm |
  235. Paul

    I don't think it will stop kids from hazing. Trying to stop hazing is like trying to stop bullying, It ain't ever going to happen. Bullying happens because it makes cowards feel good about themselves. Hazing is the same principle but with a group.

    September 13, 2012 at 12:48 pm |
  236. Kailey

    Just because students had to sign a pledge doest mean they will stop hazing.Hazing has been around for many years and has been apart of almost all schools, its not going to stop by just signing a pledge. I don't think students are going to stop hazing because they signed a anti-hazing pledge, students sign pledges to stop doing something wrong all the time and still do it.

    September 13, 2012 at 12:49 pm |
  237. halle

    i think its good that their trying to keep kids from hazing but it does not mean that there going to follow it, so they should make the kids say a pledge that they will not do hazing.

    September 13, 2012 at 12:51 pm |
  238. Jade

    People say or sigh a anti hazing pledge they might follow it or not it depends on t he person who dose it you cant make the dissension for the person. You can only tell your self what to do .

    September 13, 2012 at 12:52 pm |
  239. CC

    you said that the students at FAMU sign a pledge that they wont be participating in hazing and if they now hazing is going on that they will report it just because they sign something dosent mean they are going to do it there are a lot of people in this world that are very dishonest and they say that they will do something then they turn around and don't do it i think that you should put cameras up every wear around the school but not in the bathrooms and locker rooms put them out on the filed too

    September 13, 2012 at 12:56 pm |
  240. Katherine

    That would be a good idea if you do that more lives saved and more kids saved from doing some that they don't what to do good job guys I like your idea

    September 13, 2012 at 12:56 pm |
  241. maria

    I think it is bad for ever body.

    September 13, 2012 at 1:00 pm |
  242. Quinnlan

    I think it won't work kids won't listen even if they sign a paper.

    September 13, 2012 at 2:08 pm |
  243. branden

    i think it will not work

    September 13, 2012 at 3:39 pm |
  244. Tetra

    I really think maybe it will stop a portion of people from hazing, but people who are doing it now aren't going to stop. It is like putting a marshmallow in front of a four year old, and saying not to eat it. Ninety out of a hundred will still eat it. Plus, its a tradition. Just not a good one.

    September 13, 2012 at 3:42 pm |
  245. Diamond

    I honestly don't think kids will stop hazing, no matter what, someone will find a way to bully one another.

    September 13, 2012 at 3:43 pm |
  246. shaley

    its i will increase the bullying and you cant make anyone do the pledge if you tell them and they say they will do it doesnt mean that they really will do it.

    September 13, 2012 at 3:43 pm |
  247. Matthew

    I think that they deserved it.

    September 13, 2012 at 3:44 pm |
  248. kenzy

    I think it's a wonderful idea but it might not work it's like having a teenager sign a contract about no dating and then they just go right behind your back and do it anyways

    September 13, 2012 at 3:44 pm |
  249. Cassidy

    I think people would continue to do that because people have tried a lot of things to stop bullying and hazing and it hasn't worked.

    September 13, 2012 at 3:44 pm |
  250. Bunny

    I think it should stop its not good hazing is bad n its not good for people doing it. Sooo yeah it should stop weather its good or not they should stop. :)

    September 13, 2012 at 3:45 pm |
  251. Gage

    The No hazing pledge won't make a difference. Hazing gas already been illegal and they still did it, why would saying some words and signing a paper make a difference. They have always done it in secret and that's just how it is. Either way you put it I don't think it will work. Not even a bit.

    September 13, 2012 at 3:45 pm |
  252. Vanessa

    I think it's a good idea but it's not going to stop all the hazing. Just because they sign the paper doesn't mean there going to commit to it..They are still going to do it ..Plus they could do it outside of the university..

    September 13, 2012 at 3:48 pm |
  253. Chelsea

    I think the pledge is a very good idea, but i honestly dont think it will work. I mean honestly people have been doing this for generations they arent going to stop just because thay signed a paper if thats how people really were life would be much much eaiser!

    September 13, 2012 at 3:49 pm |
  254. Anonymous

    My thought why would they do that its not like kids care there just going to do it I watch kids get in trouble over and over again and they still do it they are never going to learn so may be if they haze they may need to be arrested if some one die from it then yes they need to do it to in force it

    September 13, 2012 at 3:49 pm |
  255. Reynaldo

    I think it won't stop hazing it just a piece of to them so most likely it won't work. Don't people know that won't work everyone should know that.

    September 13, 2012 at 3:52 pm |
    • Reynaldo

      I think it won't stop hazing it just a piece paper to them so most likely it won't work. Don't people know that won't work everyone should know that.

      September 13, 2012 at 3:54 pm |
  256. Tobuscus

    I think having a anti hazing pledge is not going to stop hazing. Just because someone signs something doesn't mean they are going to follow by what they signed, so if you told a hazer not to haze, then that doesn't mean their not going to haze.

    September 13, 2012 at 3:52 pm |
  257. Reynaldo

    I think it won't stop hazing it just a piece paper of to them so most likely it won't work. Don't people know that won't work everyone should know that.

    September 13, 2012 at 3:53 pm |
  258. trenton

    i think hazing shouldnt be for anyone evan thinking about it

    September 13, 2012 at 4:41 pm |
  259. NICk ;]]

    I don't think that signing a peace of paper is going to help because its like saying i will sign not to eat but your going to eat

    September 13, 2012 at 4:43 pm |
  260. juan

    I think it's a good idea that there trying to stop that.But either way kids wont listen to that rule n do it any ways.

    September 13, 2012 at 4:43 pm |
  261. Heather

    I think that it could work or that it can't. A lot of people don't follow the rules and they just do what they want to do.

    September 13, 2012 at 4:44 pm |
  262. Lindsay

    I don't think that having FAMU students sign an anti-hazing pledge if you'd like to attend classes there, will work. This is because before Robert Champion was killed, he had already signed a pledge saying he wouldn't participate in hazing, yet according to a recently filed court document, Champion had seen two other students beaten aboard the bus. Now, FAMU's attorney is saying since Champion had seen two students hazed already, he should have contacted University administrators. So how will having FAMU students sign another pledge stop them from doing what Champion did?

    September 13, 2012 at 4:45 pm |
  263. Anthony

    I think that it might work. But people might just write there name and just lie about it then do it again.

    September 13, 2012 at 4:46 pm |
  264. mari

    No I don't think that making students sign a pledge will stop them because kids their age don't care and won't listen they will do it anyway behind the teachers back.

    September 13, 2012 at 4:46 pm |
  265. Brooklyn

    I think that it will not work.I think that you shouldn't have to sign a pledge because the students will still carry on the hazing outside of school even though they had signed a pledge not to do it.

    September 13, 2012 at 4:46 pm |
  266. Autumn

    I do agree that hazing is a very bad thing that should be stopped, but trying to stop it will NEVER work. People just like to bully others for no reason. Just signing a piece of paper won't stop much. Asking kids to not haze (or whatever you call it) won't work. Not now, and probably not ever. It's a nice idea though.

    September 13, 2012 at 4:46 pm |
  267. Audrey

    I think it's a good idea but, signing a contract cant stop someone from doing something. At least the students know the school is looking for it and they will punish people for doing it.

    September 13, 2012 at 4:47 pm |
  268. chris

    i think no because i do

    September 13, 2012 at 4:47 pm |
  269. Gabby

    I'm not sure it will work because, schools always have their kids sign important papers with tons of rules at the beginning of every year. Some kids like to break rules and they break it any ways. It might not work....

    September 13, 2012 at 4:47 pm |
  270. Quinn

    The pledge wont do anything at all, in fact it might even give them a idea to start hazing.

    September 13, 2012 at 4:48 pm |
  271. Addison

    I think that the Hazing Pledge won't work, because a lot of people don't care about about rules and will still continue the hazing.

    September 13, 2012 at 4:49 pm |
  272. Jessie

    The anti-hazing pledge is a good idea but just because people sign something doesn't mean there going to come it to it.

    September 13, 2012 at 4:49 pm |
  273. Ivy

    It's truly sad to hear about this incident and I think it's great that FAMU is doing something about it. I believe this pledge will not work because people can be ignorant. There will always be that one person that will do it behind their backs.

    September 13, 2012 at 4:51 pm |
  274. Jessica

    Its just a paper by signing it , it doesn't mean that the student will actually go by it . Sure maybe the majority of student won't haze but others would .Probably the ones that don't haze weren't hazing in the first place.

    September 13, 2012 at 7:03 pm |
  275. Sarah

    I think that it is a good way to try to stop hazing but apparently there are people who aren't going to follow rules. I wish there was something America could do but no one can stop the actions of people who try to hurt others. I wish I could do anything for anyone who was or is being hazed.

    September 13, 2012 at 7:29 pm |
  276. christina

    The idea is good, but i don't think that it will stop kids from hazing. i think this because most people don't care what they sign, just to get in. For example in many schools there are school dress codes but very few people even read them. Most kids just say I don't care. I think that the same thing will happen to the new rule at Florida A&M University kids will just say "I don't care".

    September 13, 2012 at 9:17 pm |
  277. Kate

    I think the Anti – hazing pledge is not going to help. Students can not stay true to there word and brake the pledge they made. they could try to do it behind teachers back without getting caught, and get away with it. People have tryed before to make anti bulling rules but do they work? no. so how is this one going to work also?

    September 13, 2012 at 9:21 pm |
  278. Nicole

    After reading about “FAMU's Anti-Hazing Pledge” on “CNN Student News”, this idea will render the students to just break more rules. This controversy will lead hazing students to break more rules because if they haze and get caught they will end up getting in trouble for hazing, the injury of a student, and breaking a rule. Although they now have to sign a pledge, some students might just sign it and continue the hazing. Yes, it’s true that FAMU’s meritorious attempt to stop the danger games was well played, but it will take a lot more than and a plethora of words that mean nothing to young people. Maybe in the future young adults will learn to respect other people and realize that other people have a whole life ahead of them. Personally, nothing will stop these recalcitrant acts.

    September 13, 2012 at 9:28 pm |
  279. Rachel

    I think that because somebody died, it will be a much more impacted situation, and that people WILL follow it. It is sad that people have to have that big of a motivation in order to do something. I think it will work because of that incident.

    September 14, 2012 at 11:03 am |
  280. Jhonny

    The new rule is a good purpose but in my opinion i doubt that the students would follow by the paper that they have to sign....

    September 14, 2012 at 12:09 pm |
  281. jonae

    ummmmmm idk it might work depending on the school, like if its a realty bad school i doubt it would help but if the school is good then yeah it would.

    September 14, 2012 at 12:10 pm |
  282. Fletch

    I think this will be a good start to take out hazing, buit this wont be the solution we need. All the kids need to come together and whip this problem out.

    September 14, 2012 at 12:10 pm |
  283. Jeremy

    People are going to do it either way... sorry.

    September 14, 2012 at 12:12 pm |
  284. Andrew

    i think that the anti hazing idea wont work because people will sign but not commit

    September 14, 2012 at 12:12 pm |
  285. kim

    i think that people still aren't going to follow by the anti-hazing pledge because it's just a piece of paper and people are still going to do what they want, because not everyone follows the rules and regulations.

    September 14, 2012 at 12:12 pm |
  286. Jason

    i think this is good and it will work but the kids will be in school longer and this will work probably.

    September 14, 2012 at 12:12 pm |
  287. Brandon

    I think we should do a group actived and share our problems and maybe they will stop hazing eachother

    September 14, 2012 at 12:13 pm |
  288. Yo

    IT DONT MATTER BECAUSE PEOPLE HAZE AT WILL NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO!!!

    September 14, 2012 at 12:13 pm |
  289. roberto

    i think that people aren't going to follow by the anti-hazing pledge because it's just a piece of paper and people are still going to do what they want, becuase not everyone follows rules, regulations, and pledges.

    September 14, 2012 at 12:13 pm |
  290. danielle

    in my opinion i believe the policy is a great idea, but also i dont think itll work just because you sign a paper doesnt mean students arent going to haze. ON another hand it does make more students aware about hazing.

    September 14, 2012 at 12:14 pm |
  291. Dana

    i like the meaning on the new rule, but i dont think it will work out with the ignorant people.

    September 14, 2012 at 12:14 pm |
  292. Steviee

    I think it won't work. The students do not show improvement . FAMU could have the same results as ours. school has a policy of pledgement ove better behavior.

    September 14, 2012 at 12:14 pm |
  293. Casey

    I think the anti-hazing is a great idea. hopefully the rule will workout.

    September 14, 2012 at 12:14 pm |
  294. Michael

    This pledge will do very little good against the problem itself. The only thing that it will do is make the students aware that they know of the hazing going on, but still it wont solve the problem.

    September 14, 2012 at 12:14 pm |
  295. Katie

    I'm glad that they're banning hazing but I don't think some people will take the pledge seriously.

    September 14, 2012 at 12:15 pm |
  296. Bro

    IT DONT MATTER BECAUSE PEOPLE HAZE AT WILL NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO!!!

    September 14, 2012 at 12:15 pm |
  297. Ralphy

    I think this anti-hazing pledge is a good idea but i don't believe it will work because kids might say they wont haze but still will at the end of the day.

    September 14, 2012 at 12:15 pm |
  298. Jordan

    Won't work. No matter how much you try to change a person, never works.

    September 14, 2012 at 12:19 pm |
  299. Ashley

    It won't work. They will sign it but it'll stil happen.

    September 14, 2012 at 12:21 pm |
  300. Rebekah

    I don't belive that this pledge, or any action will help to slow, or internally stop hazing. People are going to act however they please, whether they signed a pledge or not. Most people do not belive its a big deal and think that their actions do not effect others.

    September 14, 2012 at 12:27 pm |
  301. brent

    It mite work but I am not sure

    September 14, 2012 at 12:31 pm |
  302. Jordon

    I really don't think it will be that affective.

    September 14, 2012 at 12:33 pm |
  303. Tiffany

    i think i mit work by then i dont so lets hope it works lol i has to work but i thinks will wont to do it and when they do it they will wont it to change.

    September 14, 2012 at 2:07 pm |
  304. Carter

    I think some kids might stop from this. i think signing a pledge for not hazing will teach them not to.

    September 14, 2012 at 4:20 pm |
  305. Daimi

    Anyone can sign the pledge and render that they're not going to be part of any hazing activity, but honestly, signing a pledge won't stop hazing from occuring.

    September 14, 2012 at 7:06 pm |
  306. Riley

    I don't think it will work because people mite do it behind teachers backs . But it may work as long as a adult is where the students are.

    September 14, 2012 at 8:35 pm |
  307. Michelle

    I don't think a pledge to not perform hazing rituals on campus will stop students from actually doing so. I mean, sure, they'll sign the pledge, but to them, the pledge is just a paper. They don't think that's going to stop them. Some things that might stop hazing could be strict supervision (lockdown style) or maybe even ending fraternities.

    September 14, 2012 at 11:32 pm |
  308. nicole

    In movies, people see hazing all the time. In reality, this isn't a movie this can really hurt others. As long as they are trying to stop it, its fine. Even though there are people who are not gonna follow it and be recalcitrant they can at least show that its wrong and they should stop it. They can start by something little and if it gets worse then they should enforce something that would stop it for sure. But, honestly it might not work. Not everyone follows the rules. For example, just because you have a law not to murder other but they're still people who do it. Some people its seminal tradition its wrong and signing a pledge isn't gonna stop anyone.

    September 16, 2012 at 4:26 pm |
  309. nicole

    In movies, people see hazing all the time. In reality, this isn't a movie this can really hurt others. As long as FAMU are trying to stop it, its fine. Even though there are people who are not gonna follow it and be recalcitrant they can at least show that its wrong and they should stop it. They can start by something little and if it gets worse then they should enforce something that would stop it for sure. But, honestly it might not work. Not everyone follows the rules. For example, just because you have a law not to murder other but they're still people who do it. Some people its seminal tradition its wrong and signing a pledge isn't gonna stop anyone.

    September 16, 2012 at 4:37 pm |
  310. Chandler

    I think its nice that FAMU is trying to stop hazing but of course everyone is going to say i wont haze anyone but a piece of paper is not going to stop hazing its just like letting a strangerborrow 20 bucks and tell them to pay you back your moneys long gone !

    September 17, 2012 at 10:12 am |
  311. Sarah

    Signing a pleadge or not I don't think that it will help any.

    September 17, 2012 at 12:12 pm |
  312. Emma

    There is no dang way that it will work. People break laws all the time, and those are issued by the government! Sure, maybe some people won't at first, but there will always be someone who disagrees with the rules.

    September 17, 2012 at 12:58 pm |
  313. MiCayla

    I think the pledge wouldn't work because even though the student sign the pledge they are still going to do it. But let see if it will work. I think they should have it at all colleges.

    September 17, 2012 at 6:35 pm |
  314. Hana

    I think you should not haz because it can be dangerous or humiliating, I think instead of hazing people should take a quiz or they should get to know the person more and not do anything harmful.

    September 17, 2012 at 7:11 pm |
  315. Ellie

    I think that the pledge is the first step to stopping hazing, but some people will continue to haze. The only way to really get it to stop will be to enforce the pledge because hazing is a serious thing and it can't be taken lightly. FAMU can't just expect students to keep their word. FAMU needs to make sure that they continue to act against hazing.

    September 17, 2012 at 11:43 pm |
  316. James

    We are all equel.So if they choose to share a religion they can do so because it is a free coutry.

    September 18, 2012 at 12:40 pm |
  317. stephanie

    i think that this will make a change!

    September 18, 2012 at 2:00 pm |
  318. Kevin

    This will provide temptation for some, but will send a message to others.

    September 18, 2012 at 8:58 pm |
  319. Terah

    The pledge is a step forward to stop hazing not saying it will ensure that students will stop. I think that they need to next enforce their rules. Once the rules are enforced I think that if a group of students got caught and in trouble for hazing it would be like a warning for others not to. It might decrease the amount of hazing but I don't think it will completely stop.

    September 19, 2012 at 12:22 pm |