blog cover photo with title and screenshot of op-ed at MSNBC

Dr. Elizabeth Allan, Principal of StopHazing and Professor of Higher Education at the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development, was invited to write an op-ed for MSNBC. Identified as leading researcher on hazing and its prevention, editors requested Dr. Allan’s expertise and knowledge about sexual assault and hazing as allegations and lawsuits have continued to unfold at Northwestern University.

Additional outlets and sources have continued to cite the MSNBC opinion piece, including the National Federation of State High School Associations.

In the absence of hazing, we can build stronger and healthier groups, more ethical and caring leaders, and more inclusive communities that support student mental health and well-being. 

Elizabeth Allan, Ph.D. in MSNBC Opinion Piece

If we value the well-being of children and young adults in our lives, then hazing has no place in our athletic programs, schools, campuses and communities.

Elizabeth Allan, Ph.D. in MSNBC Opinion Piece