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Stop Campus Hazing Act (S.2901, H.R. 5646) was introduced into our 118th Congress

From Security on Campus founder Connie Clery:

Dear Hank,

I am so pleased to share with you that the Stop Campus Hazing Act (S.2901H.R. 5646) was introduced into our 118th Congress last week, as well as a resolution (S.Res.360H.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.


With Gratitude,


Connie Clery

Co-founder & Chairwoman Emerita

By Hank Nuwer

Journalist Hank Nuwer is the Alaska author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives; Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. In April of 2024, the Alaska Press Club awarded him first place in the Best Columnist division and Best Humorist, second place.

He has written articles or columns on hazing for the Sunday Times of India, Toronto Globe & Mail, Harper's Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His current book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press. He is married to Malgorzata Wroblewska Nuwer of Warsaw, Poland and Fairbanks, Alaska. Nuwer is a former columnist for the Greenville (Ohio)Early Bird and former managing editor of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner in Alaska.
Nuwer was named the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists columnist of the year in 2021 for his “After Darke” column in the Early Bird. He also won third place for the column in 2022 from the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He and his wife Gosia, recently of Union City, Ind., have owned 20 acres in Alaska for many years. “The move is a sort-of coming home for us,” said Nuwer. As a journalist, he’s written about the Alaskan Iditarod sled-dog race and other Alaska topics. Read his musings in his blog at Real Alaska Daily-- and in his weekly column "Far from Randolph" in the Winchester Star-Gazette of Randolph County, Indiana.

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