Hazing News webinar in December

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HPO will be doing a webinar in December talking about HPO and its national objectives:

This December, we are pleased to welcome Emily Pualwan (PDF), executive director of HazingPrevention.Org, to discuss building and sustaining year-round hazing prevention efforts on campus. This webinar will discuss the public safety issue of hazing, and the process for implementing broad and sustainable prevention plans that drive culture change. There are many overlaps in strategy and just as many differences in approach, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. This presentation is not ‘The Plan’ – it’s how we get there.


As the executive director of HazingPrevention.Org, Emily represents the organization in the media and in engagements with high schools, colleges and universities, and national organizations involved in the prevention of hazing. Her career over the past 25 years includes focus in the behavior and culture change areas of hazing prevention and awareness, including advocacy and education; anti-bullying advocacy and awareness; cancer prevention and smoking cessation, including advocacy and education; and substance abuse awareness and intervention.

Covering the roles that awareness, advocacy, public policy, education, and engagement share in the achievement of prevention goals, this presentation will focus on:

  • Changing embedded cultural and campus norms to drive change
  • The need to bring key stakeholders to the table to affect change from the bottom up as well as the top-down
  • Understanding the prevention cycle and long-term prevention goals
  • Building and sustaining an effective hazing prevention plan and platform throughout the year
  • The difficulties of maintaining focus to work the plan
  • The challenges campus-based professionals face in managing multiple and overlapping public safety issues

Understanding the role that national organizations take in implementing long-term hazing prevention strategies will help campuses and communities sustain local efforts in the shared objective to eradicate hazing.

The webinar is appropriate for professionals in secondary and post-secondary education, as well as those interested in prevention strategies and tactics, including public policy and wellness advocates, campus safety and security officers, residential life staff, student conduct and affairs personnel, victim services workers, wellness coordinators, and Title IX personnel. Those new to the field as well as more experienced professionals will benefit from the presented material.

Our Campus Public Safety Online webinars are free. Space is limited and registration is required to hold a seat. One person may register on behalf of a group of participants from one institution or organization. Live webinars are recorded, closed captioned, and made available for on-demand viewing in our webinar archives. Click below to register. The registration deadline is Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 1:00 PM ET.

Campus Public Safety Online is presented using Adobe Connect. To confirm that your system meets the technical requirements, access the Adobe Connect test page. Please do this well in advance of the webinar to allow time to resolve any difficulties. Some installation may be required and you may need to work with your IT department. If you have problems completing the test or installing required software, access the Adobe Connect support page or call Adobe Technical Support at 800-422-3623. You will not be using your camera or your microphone to participate in the webinar, so you may ignore any technical requirements or error messages related to those features.

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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