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FAMU Students React to Kappa Alpha Psi Arrests

By: Leonard Horton
By: Leonard Horton

FAMU student Tania Williams is a close friend of Marcus Jones, the pledgee allegedly hazed by members of FAMU's chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi.

"I don't think he is coming back to school. Everyone knows what is going on. There are going to be lots of questions," says Williams.

It seemed everyone on campus had something to say about the arrests and the impression they will leave on incoming freshmen hoping to become Greek.

"I think they are going to lose a lot of people who want to come to their fraternity now, and I think a lot of people will have a different mindset about fraternities," says FAMU student David Glover.

Members of the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity and sister sorority Zeta Phi Beta feel the news could hurt their recruitment.

"I think the way we act on campus, our demeanor, that is what is going to attract them. I do think people shouldn't let rumors affect them in the way they view us. If I'm not beating my sister in the face in public, why would I do it in private?" says Zeta Phi Beta member Rikkia Rellford.

"Since we are all up under one tree, as supposed to the Pan Hellenic Council, then the freshmen coming in will look at us like all fraternities and sororities beat each other. That's not what we are about," says Phi Beta Sigma member Tavarus Sherrod.

When Eyewitness News stopped by the Kappa house just off of FAMU's campus, no one wanted to comment on the arrests.

Just recently, Dr. Vincent June, FAMU's vice president for student affairs, announced that the chapter is suspended for the next seven years.


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