BU to sponsor hazing prevention speaker

BLOOMSBURG— Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Greek Affairs office and Sigma Sigma Sigma (Tri Sigma) is sponsoring a talk by hazing prevention advocate, Lianne Kowiak, Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 8 p.m. in Carver Hall, Gross Auditorium.

Kowiak, a mother who lost her son, Harrison, at age 19 to fraternity hazing, will share her son’s story to raise awareness and educate on the dangers of hazing. Kowiak has made appearances on CNN, BBC and Huffington Post Live and is a recipient of the Hank Nuwer Anti-Hazing Hero Award.

A $10 donation is requested for the Harrison Kowiak Scholarship, which helps educate students on how to spread awareness of hazing prevention.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,600 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.