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HPO Hazing [Novak] Institute influences SUNY Geneseo web site: http://www.geneseo.edu/standup/hazing

Excerpt from thelamron.com

Stand Up, Geneseo’s positive student conduct initiative, introduced its new website on Monday. The site provides students with information and support regarding campus issues related to student welfare.

The content featured on the site was developed by a steering committee of campus administrators and students and addresses sexual assault awareness, harassment prevention, hazing prevention, mental health and suicide prevention, bias-related incidents and alcohol and drug use. Students can use the site to submit reports of misconduct to University Police and to Tamara Kenney, assistant dean of students for student conduct. Additionally, students can submit reports of positive encounters if they witness a student standing up for someone else.

Kenney and Lauren Taraska, coordinator of student organizations and campus activities, co-chaired the steering committee for the website. They developed the idea in the summer of 2010 during the Hazing Institute – a program held at Geneseo that teaches interdisciplinary participants how to handle hazing on college campuses.

By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based author of 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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