Lambda Chi Alpha’s Commitment to Address Hazing

As an active member of the North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC), Lambda Chi Alpha supports the endeavors of the NIC and the Anti-Hazing Coalition in their work to champion legislation and increase education as it relates to eradicating hazing in the fraternity experience and elsewhere. We have committed to supporting the Timothy J. Piazza Center for Fraternity and Sorority Research and Reform with a gift of $100,000.

The mission of Lambda Chi Alpha is to inspire and equip men to lead an ethical life of growth, service, and leadership. This gift acts as an exemplification of our legacy combating hazing in the fraternity experience and commitment to enhancing the co-curricular experience fraternities provide. In conjunction with our work with other strategic partners, we are confident our relationship with the Piazza Center will allow us to reinvent fraternities and continue to serve as the premier men's leadership organization in North America.

We hope this one-pager serves as a resource for connections for students, parents/caregivers, advisors, alumni, campus partners, and other stakeholders. The following resources are a great place to start as you learn more about ways to educate yourself and others on the work being done to address hazing:

North American Interfraternity Conference & Anti-Hazing Coalition Address Hazing

With almost half of high school students exposed to hazing and 55% of college students involved in clubs, athletics, and organizations experiencing hazing, it is on all of us to educate all students on the danger. Hazing and hazing deaths have been documented since long before the United States was founded with one of the first documented U.S. deaths in 1737.

The sheer scale and longevity of this societal problem clearly demonstrates that having anti-hazing policies, advisors, reporting hotlines, and education on its dangers are important to move the needle but are not enough. To impact this issue, we must recognize this is misconduct of individual students. Individuals who haze must feel impactful penalties. To further address the issue, the Anti-Hazing Coalition was formed in 2018 as a collaboration of the North American Interfraternity Conference the National Panhellenic Conference, and parents whose children were tragically killed by acts of hazing. The Coalition now includes nine additional interfraternal associations, hazing experts, and higher education partners. Through the Coalition, fraternities and sororities are educating and advocating at both state and federal levels for tougher anti-hazing laws.

The Anti-Hazing Coalition championed federal legislation to increase transparency around collegiate hazing incidents. The Report and Educate About Campus Hazing (REACH) Act and End All Hazing Acts would require colleges and universities to annually publish hazing incidents on their websites for all student organizations and teams, just as they do for other critical safety information required under the Clery Act.

The Coalition is also committed to education around hazing. Their parents’ programs in the last three years have provided education to over 130,000 college students on more than 100 campuses and virtually. It is critical to building a culture that empowers students with “if you see something, say something.”