National fraternity organization to study hazing, alcohol, sexual violence

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A national fraternity organization this week finalized three presidential committees to study hazing, alcohol abuse and sexual violence among college students in fraternities.

The North-American Interfraternity Conference, representing 75 international and national fraternities, announced in May it planned to set up the commissions. It selected the membership and group leaders over the summer, and those leaders were announced Tuesday.

Dr. Ed Hammond, president emeritus of Fort Hayes State University, will lead a group studying alcohol use within fraternity culture; Allen Groves, University of Virginia dean of students, will lead a group studying sexual violence and abuse prevention; and Dr. Walter Kimbrough, president of Dillard University, will lead a group studying hazing awareness and prevention.

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