Terminated for Defending Students Against Hazing?

Terminated for Defending Students Against Hazing?

May 05, 2013

Two former instructors at Young Harris College, Georgia, have filed a lawsuit claiming the college violated Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and state negligence laws. Theresa Crapanzano and Joseph Terry said they lost their jobs because they spoke out against hazing at the school. In Spring 2012, Crapanzano and Terry investigated hazing on the campus and presented their findings to a faculty forum. They found that the hazing of pledges in Greek houses consisted of extremely demeaning practices. A few weeks after arguing with President Cathy Cox about hazing charges for one of the sororities, Crapanzano's contract was terminated early. Terry received a similar letter. The college has disputed the instructors' claims, adding that hazing "goes against the values on which Young Harris College was founded."

Terminated for Defending Students?
Carl Straumsheim
Inside Higher Ed
May 1, 2013

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