Kathleen Wiant’s son, Collin, was participating in a fraternity rush at Ohio University when she says he was beaten, waterboarded, belted, and forced to take drugs. The freshman died during the hazing ritual.
Kathleen has since become a fierce anti-hazing advocate and has lobbied for anti-hazing reform on Capitol Hill and drafted and passed Ohio’s anti-hazing and anti-bullying bill called Collin’s law.

 “I was a member of the Greek system myself at Ohio University where Collin died,” Kathleen tells Dr. Phil. “I know that there can be good in the Greek system, but I know the system is very broken right now, and it is up to the adults to make that change.”
Hear more from Kathleen in the video above, including what she’s learned about the pledging process and why young men do it – and continue even if it turns dangerous.
On Wednesday’s episode, “Deadly Brotherhood: The Fight to Stop College Hazing,” Dr. Phil also speaks with the family of Stone Foltz, a 20-year-old college sophomore who died after a night of drinking during a hazing ritual at Bowling Green State University, and the family of Danny Santulli, who was left blind, and unable to speak, walk or care for himself after a hazing event. Check local listings to see where you can watch.

Learn more about Kathleen Wiant's anti-hazing mission from her TED Talk.

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