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Hazing Legislation

The Coalition is actively pursuing state and federal anti-hazing legislation that delivers greater transparency through stronger hazing reporting requirements, strengthens criminal penalties and more...

Evelyn Piazza

Rae Ann Gruver

Lianne Kowiak

Our Speakers

As part of the Anti-Hazing Coalition, several parents of hazing victims speak at college and high school campuses, as well as to organizations, to share their sons’ stories and educate about hazing prevention.

50% of students experience hazing in high school

We plan to engage fraternity and sorority members in educating high school students to confront hazing and bullying.

Legislative News

Adam’s Law, requiring hazing prevention training in college, is signed into law

Gov. Glenn Youngkin has signed into law two identical bills that require college students to undergo hazing prevention training, a year after the death of Virginia Commonwealth University freshman. Named for Adam Oakes, “Adam’s Law” passed unanimously in the Senate and received 98 of 100 votes in the House. Oakes died of alcohol poisoning in 2021 following a fraternity initiation, and his family championed the bills. Under the law, colleges will be required to provide student...

Criminal charges for hazing now harsher under law named for N.J.’s Timothy Piazza

People convicted of hazing at New Jersey schools and colleges will now face harsher penalties under a new bill Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law on Tuesday (Aug. 24, 2021). The legislation, Timothy J. Piazza’s Law, is named for a Readington teenager who died after falling down the stairs during a hazing initiation at a Penn State University fraternity in 2017. The new law upgrades a fourth-degree hazing crime to a third-degree crime if it results in death or serious...

Collin’s Law signed to stiffen hazing penalties in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Tougher criminal penalties for hazing will take effect in Ohio this fall, nearly three years after the death of the college student for whom the legislation is named. Republican Gov. Mike DeWine on Tuesday signed “Collin’s Law,” named for Collin Wiant, an 18-year-old Ohio University freshman who died in 2018 after ingesting nitrous oxide at a fraternity house. “Collin was a protector by nature,” Kathleen Wiant, who championed the legislation since her...

The passing of the END ALL Hazing Act is critically important because we continue to see students being injured or dying at alarming rates as a result of irresponsible hazing behavior at universities. The transparency and awareness that this law will bring will enable students and parents to assess the quality and reputation of the organizations with which students are considering joining.”

Evelyn and Jim Piazza