NPC Supports Reintroduction of Federal Anti-Hazing Legislation

By January 18, 2019Press Release

WASHINGTON — Rep. Marcia L. Fudge (D-Ohio) and Rep. David P. Joyce (R-Ohio) have reintroduced the bipartisan Report and Educate About Campus Hazing (REACH) Act (H.R. 662). The National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) continues to support this anti-hazing legislation, which currently has nearly 50 cosponsors and has had strong support from NPC and many of its interfraternal partners since first filed in 2017.

The REACH Act would require colleges and universities to disclose information about hazing on campus in their annual crime reports. It would also require any college or university that accepts federal funding to provide hazing prevention education to all students.

“The advancement of student and campus safety, including the fight against hazing, remains a top priority for us,” said Dani Weatherford, chief executive officer, NPC. “And, we support legislation like the REACH Act that can help ensure students, administrators and parents have access to the tools they need—education, transparency and accountability—to more effectively battle this critical issue.”

In 2018, NPC joined in an unprecedented partnership with parents who lost sons to hazing and several interfraternal organizations to form the Anti-Hazing Coalition to pursue stronger federal and state anti-hazing laws and educate thousands of students about the issue.

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