I'm Kathleen Wiant, and This is My Story.
Updated: Mar 12, 2021
As a mother of five children, my world was changed forever in November 2018 when my 18- year-old son, Collin, died from fraternity hazing at Ohio University. This motivated me to learn about hazing which led to speaking and teaching others about hazing. In the process, I discovered a critical remedy for hazing… courage.
Now, I speak at universities across the country to share my findings and lobby for anti-hazing legislation on a national level. I am also progressing with Ohio’s anti-hazing & anti-bullying law, Collin's Law.
My career has been spent in professional training and leadership development. As a board member of The Collin Wiant Foundation, I am passionate about its mission to “bring more Kindness + Courage to the world.”
As a first step, I encourage you to read/listen the podcast series "Broken Pledge" below produced by USA Today. This series tells the story of fraternity hazing that ultimately led to the death of my son, Collin.