Miami Herald quotes Allan in article on fraternity deaths
Elizabeth Allan, a professor of higher education at the University of Maine, was quoted in a Miami Herald article about the rise in fraternity-related deaths. This year, four men pledging fraternities at universities around the country died after parties or initiation events, according to the article. At all four schools — including Florida State University — campus presidents suspended Greek life, the article states. Allan, who also is director of the National Hazing Prevention Consortium, said creating and enforcing policy only goes so far in changing the culture. Her soon-to-be published research shows that visible leadership — from administrators, student organizations and “really anyone who has the courage to stand up and step up,” she said — makes a big difference.