About the Anti-Hazing Coalition

The Anti-Hazing Coalition (AHC) is a collaboration of the National Panhellenic Conference, the North American Interfraternity Conference and parents whose children were tragically killed by acts of hazing. The AHC is working to eradicate hazing through aggressive student educational outreach, new state-level efforts to strengthen criminal and civil penalties for hazing and federal advocacy to use transparency to make lasting cultural change in student organizations and on university campuses. Every student has the right to learn and thrive in a safe and healthy campus environment.

Parents and families include Rich and Maille Braham, parents of Marquise Braham; Sylvia and Shawn Cumberland, parents of Nicky Cumberland; Deb Debrick, mother of Dalton Debrick; Stephen and Rae Ann Gruver, parents of Max Gruver; Lianne and Brian Kowiak, parents of Harrison Kowiak; Eric Oakes and Courtney White, father and cousin of Adam Oakes; Jim and Evelyn Piazza, parents of Tim Piazza; and Kathleen Wiant, mother of Collin Wiant.

Other organizations within the fraternal community—HazingPrevention.Org, the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA), Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values (AFLV), National APIDA Panhellenic Association, National Multicultural Greek Council, Southeastern Greek Leadership Association (SGLA) and Northeast Greek Leadership Association (NGLA)—have committed their support to these efforts.

The coalition will:

  • Pursue state-based anti-hazing legislation that delivers greater transparency through stronger hazing reporting requirements, strengthens criminal penalties and encourages prosecution, calls for university accountability for bad actors, provides amnesty to encourage people to call for help and calls for student education.
  • Expand awareness and intervention education, including providing a platform for the parents to speak to tens of thousands of college students.
  • Engage fraternity and sorority members in educating high school students to confront hazing and bullying.

Since 2018, these parents have spoken to more than 150,000 students. Parents are also being invited to speak with students — including fraternity men and sorority women — at both the local and national levels.

Coalition Organizations

Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values
The Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values (AFLV) accelerates progress in fraternity and sorority communities, reaching more than 300 campuses and 4,000 student leaders and professionals through change-enabling experiences.

Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors
Through programs, publications, networking opportunities and other resources, AFA represents the community of fraternity and sorority advisors and is the leading voice in aligning the fraternity/sorority and higher education experiences.

HazingPrevention.Org™
HazingPrevention.Org™ is dedicated to empowering people to prevent hazing, by providing education and resources, advocating on hazing prevention, and building partnerships with others. Major initiatives of the organization include National Hazing Prevention Week™, Prevent.Zone™ educational online courses, seminars, books, and educational resources that touch the lives of thousands of individuals, organizations, campuses and communities.

National APIDA Panhellenic Association
NAPA is a collective group of leaders within the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American community who work together to advocate, collaborate, and educate our members and constituency for the greater good. We represent our member organizations within the fraternal and university communities.

National Multicultural Greek Council
NMGC is an umbrella council for a coalition of Multicultural Greek-letter organizations (MGLOs) established in 1998. The purpose of NMGC is to provide a forum that allows for the free exchange of ideas, programs, and services between its constituent fraternities and sororities; to promote the awareness of multicultural diversity within collegiate institutions, their surrounding communities, and the greater community-at-large, and to support and promote the works of its member organizations.

National Panhellenic Conference
The National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), one of the largest organizations advocating for women, is the umbrella group for 26 national and international social sororities. Through its advocacy, NPC highlights the importance of women’s-only spaces and showcases the transformational power of the sorority experience. 

North American Interfraternity Conference
NIC is a trade association that represents 57 national and international men’s fraternities, including a diverse range of culturally and religious-based organizations, on campuses in the United States and Canada. The NIC is committed to supporting opportunities for young men to seek and form positive, enriching fraternal bonds. The health and safety of students guides our advocacy, standards and education.

Northeast Greek Leadership Association
The Northeast Greek Leadership Association (NGLA) educates leaders from a variety of fraternal experiences to transform and empower their community and align actions with values.

Southeastern Greek Leadership Association
The Southeastern Greek Leadership Association (SGLA) is a voluntary association of fraternity and sorority governing councils in the United States. SGLA is one of the regional associations throughout North America designed to bring together institutions and individuals with a commitment to the promotion of fraternity and sorority life on college and university campuses.

Timothy J. Piazza Center
for Fraternity and Sorority Research and Reform

The Piazza Center is a multidisciplinary research center dedicated to uplifting fraternity and sorority life. Our aim is to create actionable data for a leadership agenda to increase member and chapter flourishing and a prevention and intervention movement to reduce hazardous behavior.