From Security on Campus founder Connie Clery:
I am so pleased to share with you that the Stop Campus Hazing Act (S.2901, H.R. 5646) was introduced into our 118th Congress last week, as well as a resolution (S.Res.360, H.Res.717) to name September 25 – 29 National Hazing Awareness Week. Clery Center, StopHazing, and families affected by hazing are in Washington, DC, right now meeting with legislators to urge them to support this monumental amendment to the Clery Act.
The Stop Campus Hazing Act will require colleges and universities to teach students about the dangers of hazing and hold organizations that engage in this harmful behavior accountable. We must get this bill passed; it is imperative to the safety of our children on college campuses.
Did you know that more than 55% of college students involved in clubs, teams, and organizations experience hazing at colleges and universities throughout the United States? Over 200 university hazing deaths have occurred since 1838, and since 2000 there have been more than 50 hazing-related deaths.
We need your help. Please reach out to your representatives to tell them to support the Stop Campus Hazing Act. The StopHazing team has put together an easy form you can fill out and it will send a letter for you. If you represent an organization related in any way to college students, higher education, or campus safety, please sign on to endorse the bill with this form. You will help save lives.
Co-founder & Chairwoman Emerita