WIU program coordinator receives national scholarship to complete hazing training – Western Illinois University News

WIU program coordinator receives national scholarship for hazing training

June 21, 2021


MACOMB, IL – Western Illinois University Fellowship and Sisterhood Life Coordinator Taylor Zeigler is one of 13 higher education professionals nationwide who have been awarded a scholarship to participate at the 2021 Hazing Prevention Institute.

The award, presented by the Harrison Kowiak Scholarship Fund and HazingPrevention.org, brings together representatives from across the country to talk about the dangers of hazing and propose strategies to prevent hazing. The institute is held virtually on June 16, 23 and 30.

“Taylor deserves the Harrison Kowiak Fellowship because of her hard work and dedication to hazing prevention within her own sorority, Sigma Delta Tau, and at Western Illinois University,” said Nick Katz, office manager of the commitment of the students of the WIU. “She works tirelessly to educate students about the dangers of hazing and provides support to all Greek literary social organizations in her role as the coordinator of the Brotherhood and Sisterhood program.”

Sessions during the institute help professionals implement hazing prevention plans for schools, universities, teams, clubs and organizations of all sizes. The scholarship fund is named after 19-year-old Harrison Kowiak, who lost his life after a hazing incident at a North Carolina college.

“The Kowiak family are very proud and honored to allow these individuals to attend the institute and bring the latest hazing prevention strategies back to their campuses and organizations,” said Lianne Kowiak, Harrison’s mother. “We cannot change the events of the loss of our stepson and brother, however, we can try to educate others and support efforts to prevent hazing from going ahead.”

For more information about the institute, visit hazingprevention.org.

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