NIC and NPC Form Anti-Hazing Coalition
September 10, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The North-American Interfraternity Conference (or ‘NIC’, of which Delta Lambda Phi is a member) announced this morning that a coalition has been formed with several families of people lost due to hazing-related situations. The focus of the coalition is for the families, along with the NIC and the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) to pursue anti-hazing legislation in states where it does not currently exist and to strengthen those laws where legislation has already been passed. The coalition further aims to expand training for both high school and college-aged students. This initiative has the support of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA), the Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values (AFLV), and HazingPrevention.org.
This effort is a direct result of the identification of hazing as a problem that even precedes entry into college. By educating students early, the coalition hopes to curtail bullying and hazing while it’s in its formative stage, before it has an opportunity to significantly impact a student’s life, thereby making campuses safer and more engaged in the prevention of the problem.
NIC has made more information about the formation of the coalition, as well as background on its organizational partners, available on its website: Press Release Regarding the Anti-Hazing Coalition.
About Delta Lambda Phi
Founded in 1986 in Washington D.C., Delta Lambda Phi Social Fraternity is the first nationally recognized Greek-Letter organization founded by gay men for all men. The membership of Delta Lambda Phi is open to all college men who supports its values. Delta Lambda Phi is the first fraternity of its kind to be recognized by the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) and has 30 chartered and provisional chapters across the United States and Canada. More information about Delta Lambda Phi Social Fraternity can be found at www.dlp.org.
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