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Hazing Researchers release Maine Study Just Now

Here is the link. Good stuff here. Thanks to all for hard work.

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Note from researchers:

We are writing to share the exciting news that the The National Agenda for Hazing Prevention is being released today.  The Agenda is a product of collaboration emerging from the 2009 National Hazing Symposium co-sponsored with and is intended to serve as a guiding framework and national call to action (to sustain current and ignite new hazing prevention efforts).

Key purposes of the Agenda are to:
  • Further catalyze dialogue and collaboration related to hazing prevention.
  • Fuel more widespread public recognition of hazing as a health and safety risk to students.
  • Emphasize the importance of grounding prevention efforts in research and evaluating prevention strategies for their effectiveness.
The four overarching goals of the Agenda are as follows:
Goal #1: Increase extent to which hazing is considered a priority health and safety issue.
Goal #2: Advance research about hazing and its prevention.
Goal #3: Increase available evidence about effective hazing prevention.
Goal #4: Build campus, school, and community capacity to develop hazing-free environments.
Attached is the version to be posted on our website ( and circulated electronically.  Please feel free share with your constituents and/or others who may be interested.  As always, we thank you for your support of the research to inform effective hazing prevention and for your continued commitment to this important issue.

Best wishes for a safe holiday.

Elizabeth Allan & Mary Madden
National Collaborative for Hazing Research and Prevention.

Contact info for media:
Elizabeth J. Allan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Higher Education
The University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469

By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives; Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. 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 new book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press.

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