Love, Mom & Dad: Turning tragedy into progress

The Anti-Hazing Coalition hosted a live nationwide presentation and discussion on Sunday, March 21, 2021. The AHC parents presented a program via Zoom and live on Facebook to share their sons’ stories and educate current students about hazing prevention. The program included Q&A with the parents.

These families each suffered unimaginable loss as a result of fraternity hazing. They are here to share their stories and to challenge ALL fraternity/sorority members to take up the fight to end hazing now. If we are not actively part of solving this problem, then we are responsible for its continued persistence. Whether you’ve been hazed, know that hazing is happening on your campus, or even if you’ve hazed one of your members in the past, we must all actively take part in this solving this problem so that no family has to endure this kind of tragedy. Let’s be the generation of fraternity and sorority members who end hazing once and for all.

Parents who participated in the program:

  • Deb Debrick, her son Dalton died after a hazing incident at Texas Tech University
  • Steve and Rae Ann Gruver, their son Max died after a hazing incident at Louisiana State University
  • Lianne Kowiak, her son Harrison died after a hazing incident at Lenoir-Rhyne University
  • Jim and Evelyn Piazza, their son Tim died after a hazing incident at Penn State University
  • Kathleen Wiant, her son Collin died after a hazing incident at Ohio University

If you have questions, please email Todd Shelton.

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The Anti-Hazing Coalition includes families of hazing victims who partner with North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC), National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), National APIDA Panhellenic Association (NAPA), National Multicultural Greek Council (NMGC), Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values (AFLV), HazingPrevention.Org, Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors and other organizations committed to eradicating hazing.