Julie DeVercelly

Julie G. DeVercelly
Julie G. DeVercelly, along with her husband Gary, has worked tirelessly to raise awareness of the dangers of hazing since the death of their oldest son, Gary Jr., as a result of a fraternity hazing ‘ritual’. She and Gary enacted unprecedented change at Rider University, where Gary Jr. was enrolled at the time of his death, revolutionizing the way Rider manages their Greek organizations. In 2014 she and Gary, with Clery Center, produced the award-winning documentary, We Don’t Haze. Julie and Gary are Executive Producers of Protect the House, currently in production and founding members of NoMoreHazing.org. They started traveling to Washington, D.C., in 2014 advocating for an anti-hazing bill that is now known as the Report and Educate About Campus Hazing, or REACH Act H.R. 2525 and S.744. Julie and Gary spoke on Capitol Hill when the REACH Act was first introduced in July, 2017. In 2018, they were part of a hazing education briefing and panel discussion hosted by Congressman Alan Lowenthal, in Washington, D.C. They are actively involved in getting the REACH Act passed and continue to meet with legislators and travel to D.C. on a regular basis.

Julie has a master’s degree in secondary education and is a high school teacher and swim coach with Los Angeles Unified School District and serves on Clery Center’s board of directors. The DeVercellys live in Long Beach, CA, where they raised their three children, Gary Jr., Emily, and Noah.

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