Student Affairs Professionals, Black 'Greek' Hazing, and University Civil Liability
College Student Affairs Journal, Volume 31(2), 2013
14 Pages Posted: 30 Jul 2012 Last revised: 1 Aug 2017
Date Written: July 29, 2012
Violent hazing within black Greek-letter organizations (BGLOs) has cost lives and millions of dollars in civil damages to BGLO members, BGLOs, and host institutions. To date, little scholarship has focused on the role of the law as it relates to BGLO hazing. This article explores the role student affairs professionals play in BGLO collegiate chapter advising and how their advising may place their academic institutions at risk for hazing liability. Prophylactic measures are recommended.
Keywords: black Greek-letter organizations, hazing, university liability
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