Many Hoosiers will undoubtedly be preparing to send their college age students off to school this month. Such a momentous occasion tends to trigger a barrage of concerns on behalf of parents and young adults alike. After the recent headlines, fraternity house safety issues have to be one of them.
In April, news stories covered the traumatic brain injury received by one Indiana college student. A subsequently disturbing round of headlines appeared in May. The May headlines focused on a Wabash College freshman’s death. Both young men involved in the tragic incidents were 18 years old.
In addition to being tragic, the young men’s stories have spurred the Indiana court system to take a closer look at college life. Its members are presently considering whether or not those involved in operating a college fraternity house should take a more active role in protecting students. What decision they reach could have far-reaching implications. Indianapolis residents can rest assured that we here at the Ken Nunn Law Office will be keeping a close eye on the situation.
As we await the results, there are several steps that Indianapolis residents may want to take. One of them is to thoroughly research the college that your young Hoosier wants to attend. There are organizations that may be able to provide some general background information on college fraternities. One of them is the Center for the Study of College Fraternity. For more specific information, consider contacting the college in question and the fraternity’s national chapter. Ask about their policies on hazing, security and on campus alcohol use. You may also want to conduct an internet search for headlines pertaining to either organization.
If you lose your child in a college-related accident, contact the Ken Nunn Law Office. There are no upfront costs involved in meeting with our Indianapolis wrongful death lawyers. They have years of experience in defending Indiana residents and can help pursue justice for your family.