The president of Florida A&M University has issued a temporary order restricting student clubs at the school from recruiting, admitting or initiating new members. President James Ammons also canceled a band camp scheduled to happen over the summer, according to the AP.
The move comes in the wake of the hazing related death of the school's marching band drum major drum Robert Champion. Ammons issued the temporary ban in order to evaluate of the school's clubs operate. A panel will be put in place to oversee modifications to the clubs if necessary. Any club that violates the order, which will be in effect through the spring and summer semesters, will risk suspension.
Champion's death has been ruled a homicide by the Orange County Sherrif, though no charges have been filed.
The school is also investigation reports of hazing against the fraternity Kappa Kappa Psi during its last spring initiation ceremony. A document from FAMU police shows that there have been 21 reports of hazing at the school between 2007 and 2011.
"Our top priority is the health, safety and wellbeing of students," Ammons said in a statement.
Student body president Breyon Love supported the decision in a statement he issued.
"This issue of hazing has had a far-reaching impact on the university and I believe that we need to pause for a moment to make sure that all of our students are ready to seriously move in a direction which will result in a complete culture change," Love said.