UK President Announces Steps Taken Following Student’s Death


The President of University of Kentucky has announced some revised rules following the death of 18 year old Thomas Lofton Hazlewood.

President Eli Capilouto said the university has worked to stay committed to timely and transparent communication following the death of Hazlewood.He continued that meetings have taken place with the Fraternity and Sorority Life student leaders on campus.

Capilouto says that steps have been made to increase awareness and education around students’ responsibilities  with respect to critical issues such as hazing, alcohol use and bystander intervention.

In short, the steps include:

  • Suspending activities of new members of Interfraternity Council (IFC) chapters indefinitely.
  • Requiring new training for all IFC chapter members focusing on bystander intervention, and an additional course around hazing prevention and university expectations. 

The president says these are first steps, and will continue to communicate about these important issues as the investigations into hazlewood’s untimely death progress.