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Hazing Prevention Training: $600 this summer

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This summer, be a part of the solution!

Do you suspect more hazing is taking place than is being reported?

Are you afraid the next hazing tragedy could happen in your organization and you’re powerless to stop it?

Have your educational and judicial efforts to end hazing failed to produce lasting change?


The Interdisciplinary Institute for Hazing Intervention was developed to bring together professionals and volunteers from a wide variety of perspectives to receive training and engage in discussion about how to effectively address hazing.

The 3-day program will be divided into two tracks – one for individuals at the policy-level and the other for those on the front-line of educating and talking with students. There will be some overlap of the two groups during the training.

When: June 4-7, 2008
Where: North Carolina State University
Cost: $600 includes lodging in on-campus apartments and most meals

Who Should Attend?
• Who Should Attend:
• Judicial Affairs Officers
• Deans of Students
• Directors – Greek Life, Student Act., Athletics
• Fraternity/Sorority Executives, Board Members
• Regional/State Directors and Officers • Chapter Consultants
• Entry-Level Staff
• Advisors (volunteer & professional)
• Coaches, LifeSkills Coordinators
• Graduate Students
• Campus and City Police
Training Topics:
• Outlining a conceptual model for viewing the problem (Comprehensive/Environmental)
• Historical and cultural information about hazing
• How to shift the culture through partnerships and coalitions
• Case law and legal issues based on insurance claims paid
• Developing, communicating and enforcing strong policy around hazing
• Research and what the data tells us
• Investigations, adjudications & sanctioning
• Assessment • Outlining a conceptual model for intervention
(Bystander Approach)
• Red flags and warning signs of hazing;
Big H versus little h hazing
• Enlisting partners in recognizing and reporting hazing behaviors
• Reporting procedures, investigations, adjudication and sanctioning
• Working in collaboration – campus, HQ, volunteers and judicial as partners
• Hazing research and what the data tells us
• Skills training on values-based conversations, intervention, confrontation
Learning Outcomes:
Participants will:
• Gain in-depth knowledge of data, re-sources, and information regarding the social dynamics that contribute to a hazing culture
• Understand the historical and research implications of hazing behavior
• Learn the implications of hazing-related insurance claims on risk management
• Receive theoretical/conceptual models for approaching the problem on their campus
• Learn effective methods for investigations, adjudication and sanctioning of hazing events
• Take away innovative strategies for engaging in a meaningful dialogue around this topic. Participants will be able to:
• Recognize hazing and assess its severity
• Determine the best approach depending upon severity and participation levels
• Know how to encourage bystanders to intervene and/or report hazing behavior
• Have conversations with students about hazing consequences and potential alternatives
• Understand the benefit of collaborating to produce a hazing-free educational environment
• Build coalitions to discover hazing practice, as well as thoroughly adjudicate such behavior
• Confront attitudes or behavior that indicate a hazing environment


Ann Goodman, Director of Greek Life, Texas A&M University
Adam Goldstein, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Students, Florida State University
Kim Novak, Director of Student/Campus Community Development, Arizona State University
Brent Paterson, Ph.D., Associate Vice President of Student Affairs, Illinois State University
Dr. Norm Pollard, Dean of Students, Alfred University Ed Stoner, University Law Specialist & Consultant
Mandi Wise, Chapter Services Director, Delta Zeta
Larry Weiss, Executive Director, Kappa Alpha Order
Hazing affects many different segments of college life and the larger society, and is complicated by the secrecy and tradition in which it is practiced. Its elimination requires a unified and unequivocal approach. Through this training, we hope to bring together those individuals with the power to impact the problem on a large-scale, and provide the tools to help them do so.

By Hank Nuwer

Journalist Hank Nuwer is the Alaska author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives; Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. In April of 2024, the Alaska Press Club awarded him first place in the Best Columnist division and Best Humorist, second place.

He has written articles or columns on hazing for the Sunday Times of India, Toronto Globe & Mail, Harper's Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His current book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press. He is married to Malgorzata Wroblewska Nuwer of Warsaw, Poland and Fairbanks, Alaska. Nuwer is a former columnist for the Greenville (Ohio)Early Bird and former managing editor of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner in Alaska.
Nuwer was named the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists columnist of the year in 2021 for his “After Darke” column in the Early Bird. He also won third place for the column in 2022 from the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He and his wife Gosia, recently of Union City, Ind., have owned 20 acres in Alaska for many years. “The move is a sort-of coming home for us,” said Nuwer. As a journalist, he’s written about the Alaskan Iditarod sled-dog race and other Alaska topics. Read his musings in his blog at Real Alaska Daily-- and in his weekly column "Far from Randolph" in the Winchester Star-Gazette of Randolph County, Indiana.

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