Devastation has hit another Ohio campus with the death of Stone Foltz alleged to be a hazing incident at Bowling Green State University. We must be clear that hazing is a betrayal of the fraternal vows to which every member commits and has no place on Ohio campuses. When hard alcohol is added to the mix, it is a formula for tragedy.
Collin's Law would strengthen consequences for acts of hazing, making it one of the most-comprehensive laws of its kind in the country. The bill also would bring much-needed consistency across the state when dealing with allegations of hazing. Critical on college campuses, Collin's Law would expand the definition of hazing in Ohio to include the forced consumption of drugs and alcohol.
With 50% of college students exposed to hazing in high school, it is a critical issue facing campuses today across all student organizations, marching bands and athletics.
We must move quickly to pass this critical legislation and send it to the Governor.
Collin’s Law is named in honor of Collin Wiant who died in November 2018 and is supported by the Anti-Hazing Coalition which includes families of hazing victims who partner with North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC), National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), National APIDA Panhellenic Association (NAPA), National Multicultural Greek Council (NMGC), Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values (AFLV), HazingPrevention.Org, Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors and other organizations committed to eradicating hazing.