Anti-Hazing Advocate to Speak to IWU Community

September 12, 2005

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. –As a part of National Hazing Prevention Week, which will take place the week of September 26, anti-hazing advocate Rick Barnes will bring hazing awareness to Illinois Wesleyan students.  His speech, titled, “Hazing: When Will it End” will be held on Tuesday, September 27 at 7 p.m. in the Hansen Student Center (300 Beecher St., Bloomington). 

The event is free and open to the public.

Barnes, who hopes to warn others about the destructive results of hazing, has been involved professionally with higher education and student organization issues for 18 years.  He currently serves on the board of directors of the North-American Interfraternity Conference and served as the president of the Association of Fraternity Advisors (AFA) and of the AFA Foundation.  As a member of Farmhouse Fraternity, Barnes has served eight years as an international board member and two years as vice president.

For additional information, contact Panhellenic Council President Justine Reuss at (217) 891-3286.

Contact: Taylar Kuzniar, (309) 556-3181