Student Affairs Professionals, Black 'Greek' Hazing, and University Civil Liability

27 Pages Posted: 30 Jul 2012  

Gregory Scott Parks

Wake Forest University School of Law

Dorsey Spencer

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: July 29, 2012

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Parks, Gregory Scott and Spencer, Dorsey, Student Affairs Professionals, Black 'Greek' Hazing, and University Civil Liability (July 29, 2012). Wake Forest Univ. Legal Studies Paper No. 2119688. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2119688 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2119688

Gregory Scott Parks (Contact Author)

Wake Forest University School of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 7206
Winston-Salem, NC 27109
United States

Dorsey Spencer

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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