Penn State Behrend Fraternity member reacts to the Timothy J Piazza Anti Hazing Legislation

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It’s a law that will protect college students. The Timothy J Piazza anti hazing legislation has been signed into Pennsylvania law.

Timothy Piazza was a 19 year old student at Penn State University who died after an alcohol fueled hazing ritual. The decision of the Timothy J Piazza anti hazing legislation being signed into Pennsylvania law has gotten a positive response at Penn State Behrend. 

“I think it’s going to be a great piece of legislation that hopefully is going to enforce the Penn State values that I think are evident in Greek life,” said Fraternity member John Jarecki. 

In the past 7 months, Penn State has led two national conferences in which a growing number of college and university leaders wanted to make fraternity and sorority systems safer across the country.

“There is no place for hazing on our college campuses and together we will protect students and hold those accountable that engage in hazing,” said Governor Tom Wolf.

To encourage safety, Penn State has also updated it’s Responsible Action Protocol Guidelines. 

“Fraternity life is about more than that it’s about brotherhood,” said John Jarecki. 

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