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Crime and Law Enforcement

Take Note: Jim And Evelyn Piazza On Grieving Their Son Tim And Working To End Hazing

Evelyn and Jim Piazza.
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Evelyn and Jim Piazza.

Jim and Evelyn Piazza ignited a national conversation about the dangers of hazing on college campuses after the death of their son Timothy in 2017.

The 19-year-old died from injuries sustained during alcohol hazing at the Penn State chapter of Beta Theta Pi fraternity.

The couple has turned their tragedy into action, starting a foundation in their son’s honor, advocating for stricter legislation and penalties for hazing, and calling for increased oversight and rule enforcement for fraternities and sororities.  

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