Hazing Speaker/Panelist (Greek Life, Athletics, Band Hazing)

Hank Nuwer is a journalist and academic specializing in hazing research. Hank Nuwer’s periodical publications and books have appeared from 1978 to 2020. He travels from Indianapolis, Cincinnati or Louisville to his speaking destinations. His talks are fact-based and he occasionally is invited to campus to be part of a panel with hazing activists, coaches, Greek leaders and lawyers. Represented by Mike Ayalon at Greek University.  Phone Mike at 1 (203) 584-7335.
Hank Nuwer (above) 30th anniversary of first speeches at Lehigh & Lafayette; 1990
Hank Nuwer
In Spring of 2020, he can speak to Greeks, Athletes, Coaches, & Student Life Staff on Tuesdays, Thursdays and weekends. He is writing and editing a 175,000-word “Hazing in American Culture” as a totally new companion to his 2018 “Hazing: Destroying: Young Lives” and two other Indiana University books of his on hazing. He also is the author of “High School Hazing” (Scholastic).

Media Requests to Brenda Ferguson or Deidra Baumgartner; Franklin College
101 Branigin Blvd.
Franklin, IN  46131
Office: 317.738.8189
Fax: 317.738.8175


Personal email address:

“Hazing can have tragic consequences. Hank Nuwer, a Franklin College academic … is perhaps the world’s leading authority on the subject.” Guy Adams, The Independent

Past speaking visits include Lehigh, Eastern Illinois, Cornell, Famu, Augustana, Coe, Oregon, Illinois, Dartmouth, Indiana University, Vincennes, North Dakota, Michigan, Stetson, RIT, Kenyon, UNC, Colorado, North Carolina A & T, Cincinnati, and various SUNY (Buffalo State, Albany, Plattsburgh) colleges. Audience: to Greeks (fraternities and sororities), Greek Life Staff, athletes, coaches, band members and general audiences.  For more information and booking, contact Mike Ayalon at Greek University.  Phone Mike at 1 (203) 584-7335.

Lianne Kowiak, Hank Nuwer, Gosia Nuwer. Greer, SC,
2018 Have your students read Hank’s books on hazing  prior to his arrival.
  • From Eric Pope of Rochester Institute of Technology: “RIT’s Fraternity & Sorority Life was honored to have the internationally renowned hazing prevention expert, Hank Nuwer, as our Hazing Prevention Week Keynote speaker. Professor Nuwer was able to share powerful stories on how hazing has impacted the lives of not only the victims but the families, friends, and others which really hit home to our community. . . .Hearing the stories about how others have suffered has only strengthened my resolve to continue fighting against this evil. “ 
Hank Nuwer batting in Montreal Expos training camp, 1981, for Denver magazine; photo by Max Aguilera Hellweg.


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