FAMU Torque Dance Team Suspended Amid Hazing Allegations

A student dance team at Florida A&M University has been suspended after an alleged hazing incident was reported at an off-campus event, according to a university statement obtained by CNN.

The Torque Dance Team allegedly engaged in a hazing ritual over Labor Day weekend that included alcohol consumption and running up hills, university spokeswoman Sharon Saunders told CNN.

“The university takes very seriously any allegation of hazing and has moved quickly to shut the organization down pending the outcome of an investigation,” said Larry Robinson, the university’s interim president, in a statement.” We have zero tolerance for hazing. It’s deplorable and will not be tolerated. It is unconscionable that a student organization would participate in any hazing activity considering what has transpired in the past year.”