According to a press release posted on the Inside Indiana Business website 21 international fraternities and sororities have collaborated in efforts to create ‘the Greek Anti-Hazing Hotline.’ Members of any fraternity or sorority are encouraged to call the hotline if they have experienced hazing or suspect that hazing is occurring. The office of Manley Burke, a law firm in Cincinnati that publishes a law journal concerning the legal issues that surround Greek organizations, manages the hotline. Callers are allowed to remain anonymous and Manley Burke will forward all messages to the proper “fraternal organization” and the authorities when required by individual state law.
Sixteen of the 21 international fraternities and sororities involved in the hotline’s creation have chapters on the MU campus. Earlier this month the Columbia Missourian reported that after being reprimanded for hazing in 2004 MU’s chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon has eliminated pledging all together in efforts to stop hazing.