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Hazing Symposium

All:  Teaching responsibilities are back for me after a three-day layoff.  Posts will be a bit slow this week as a result. Here is latest on the Purdue program:

Our spring symposium was such a success, and the program so well received, that we are going to repeat it this fall in conjunction with the Indiana Greek Leadership Conference at Purdue University.

National Hazing Symposium
Sunday, November 4, 2007
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
West Lafayette, IN

More information on registering for and attending this exciting symposium coming soon!

National Hazing Symposium Schedule

About the Symposium:
The 2007 Symposium will examine how environmental analysis and bystander strategies can be applied at the institutional and individual levels to challenge hazing.  The day-long program will provide participants with theoretical and practical strategies to impact their campus and organization environments.


The National Hazing Symposium grew out of a Hazing Task Force created by the Association of Fraternity Advisors at their Annual Meeting in December 2003.  Outreach to other Associations confirmed a need for this effort to broaden in scope.  The March 2007 symposium will continue the conversation with those from higher education and beyond about the work being done, and new efforts being planned, to combat the problem of hazing in higher education and beyond.


  • To bring together a group of determined individuals to share information about the latest efforts to combat hazing in different institutions and across all levels of education.
  • To engage in discussions about the best practices and strategies to combat the problem of hazing.
  • To share resources and ideas and the latest research efforts and information about hazing.
  • To make connections with others who are dedicated to eliminating hazing, and to continue conversations and efforts following this meeting.

Intended Outcomes:

  • The development of new resources to assist campuses in the fight against hazing.
  • Coordinated efforts across associations in higher education and beyond.
  • Ideas generated for a successful National Hazing Prevention Week.

For more information, please contact:

Tracy Maxwell
Executive Director,

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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