NPC Applauds Anti-Hazing Legislation
INDIANAPOLIS — Dani Weatherford, executive director of the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), on behalf of the NPC Board of Directors, issued the following statement applauding new anti-hazing legislation recently introduced by Rep. Patrick Meehan, R-Pa., and Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Oh.:
“The members of the National Panhellenic Conference support the Report and Educate about Campus Hazing (REACH) Act of 2017. Students have long had access to accurate and timely information about security issues on campus, and theydeserve the same transparency about incidents of hazing.
“No single piece of legislation can eradicate hazing on campus, but it can ensure that students, administrators, and parents have access to the tools and information they need to hold organizations and campuses accountable. The battle against hazing is not a problem for fraternities alone, but a call-to-action for all campus-based organizations — including the sorority community. We stand with elected leaders, campus officials and students nationwide as committed partners in this fight.”
NPC support for REACH reaffirms the organization’s long-standing support for anti-hazing initiatives that engage and empower students. The Report and Education about Campus Hazing (REACH) Act would require colleges and universities to annually disclose in their annual crime reports information on hazing on campus. It would also require any college or university that accepts federal funding to provide hazing prevention education and resources for all students.
About the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC)
NPC is the umbrella organization specifically charged with advocating on behalf of the sorority experience. It is comprised of 26 national and international sororities that are autonomous social organizations. Collectively, NPC sororities are located on more than 670 campuses with approximately 380,000 undergraduate members in over 3,200 chapters. Alumnae are represented in more than 3,000 associations throughout the world. For more information, including a complete list of NPC sororities, visit www.npcwomen.org or find NPC on Twitter and Facebook.