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Newsletter > September 2011 > "Hazing Hotline Enters Fifth Year with 32 Sponsors"
Hazing Hotline Enters Fifth Year with 32 Sponsors
The Greek Anti-Hazing Hot Line is now entering its fifth academic year. Established in 2007 by a consortium of national collegiate fraternities and sororities, the Hotline had 95 calls in the academic year concluded in June, 2011.
The Hotline provides an anonymous telephone line for anyone to report a suspected or recent hazing incident to one number, 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293), that accepts calls 24 hours a day. Those audio reports are transmitted by e-mail to the fraternities or sororities about whose chapters the complaints are made. This is true whether or not the reports are about one of the sponsors or another organization. In some instances, reports are about athletic teams, bands or clubs. When those calls are received, the institution where the organization is located is contacted. Fraternities and sororities receive an audio clip of the phone call and a copy of the hazing law of the state involved.
Manley Burke’s webpage (http://www.manleyburke.com/practice-areas/fraternal-organizations/), in addition to the entire archives of Fraternal Law, now also contains the nationwide database that includes hazing laws for every state that we assembled in conjunction with our work with the Hazing Hotline. Access to the database is free of charge.
The sustaining men’s group sponsors are Alpha Sigma Phi, Beta Theta Pi, Delta Chi, Delta Sigma Phi, Delta Tau Delta, Delta Upsilon, Delta Zeta, Kappa Alpha Order, Lambda Chi Alpha, Phi Gamma Delta, Phi Kappa Psi, Phi Kappa Sigma, Phi Kappa Tau, Pi Kappa Phi, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Pi, Tau Kappa Epsilon, Theta Xi, and Zeta Beta Tau. The sustaining women’s group sponsors are Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Epsilon Phi, Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Phi, Alpha Sigma Tau, Chi Omega, Gamma Phi Beta, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Pi Beta Phi, Sigma Sigma Sigma, and Zeta Tau Alpha.