Allan, Dana comment on anti-hazing bill to media

Elizabeth Allan, professor of higher education at the University of Maine, and Robert Dana, vice president for student life and inclusive excellence and dean of students, were quoted in WFVX (Fox 22/ABC 7 in Bangor) and the Sierra Sun Times commenting 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,” Allen said.