Tallahassee, FL - September 21, 2012
It’s time once again to get down as the Florida State Seminoles prepare to take on the Clemson Tigers.
There are thousands of guests expected to attend the evening’s Downtown Getdown –most FSU fans, but at least a few fans from the other team.
In the meantime, there is a relatively young fraternity new at FSU that is getting ready to swear in some new members.
We spoke with them on the “no hazing” stance they have taken, and if it has any connection to the situation at FAMU.
Josh Barrocas, Zeta Beta Tau Chapter President: “those events that happened by FAMU were very unfortunate and our thoughts and prayers go out to the families that had to endure that situation, but incidents like that are nothing new to Greek life and hazing. Zeta Beta Tau was the first fraternity to ever initiate a non-hazing policy at the university. I’ll use athletics as an example – if I have a 5 star athlete in my fraternity, I’m not gonna put him on the bench and kinda put him back on the side. I want that guy getting out there and getting integrated with other guys and push the other guys to get better. Zeta Beta Tau firmly believes that you should be earning your letters on a day by day basis for all three years, four years however long you’re in the fraternity you need to be earning your letters every single day. It really is an innovative way to think.”