Allan and Dana interviewed about REACH Act

Professor of higher education Elizabeth Allan and Robert Dana, vice president for student life and inclusive excellence and dean of students at the University of Maine, were quoted by WFVX (Fox 22/ABC 7 in Bangor) and the Sierra Sun Times on Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King co-sponsoring a bill to address hazing on college campuses, known as the Report and Educate About Campus Hazing (REACH) Act. “This legislation will leverage the nationally recognized, evidence-based hazing prevention education we offer at the University of Maine and our transparent reporting about any hazing incidents that unfortunately occur at postsecondary institutions,” Dana said. “Policy initiatives are a vital part of a comprehensive approach to prevention and the REACH Act combines both evidence-informed education as well as a reporting mechanism for all institutions to standardize hazing incident tracking in a transparent way. Together, these policy components will support hazing prevention while bolstering campus safety, student belonging and well-being,” said Allan.