About

Mission

StopHazing’s mission is to promote safe and inclusive school, campus, and organizational environments through research, resource sharing, and the development of data-driven strategies for hazing prevention and the promotion of positive group climates.

As a research entity dedicated to building a research base to illuminate the nature and extent of hazing and inform effective hazing prevention, StopHazing’s work is grounded in the following values: 

  • Research to practice: Purposeful and rigorous inquiry to develop an evidence base that informs knowledge and practice. 
  • Collaboration: Mutually beneficial engagement with organizational partners and individuals to achieve common goals.
  • Leadership: Taking action for healthy, inclusive, and equitable group and organizational environments.

StopHazing is an organization dedicated to violence prevention and to disrupting ways in which abuses of power are normalized. As such, the dismantling of racism and white supremacy and other forms of oppression is integral to enacting our mission to promote “safe school, campus, and organizational climates. . .” Read our Juneteenth statement and resource list.

History

2021

2021-a

Redesigned website launched! Read about the project.

2021

2020-d

Since 2004, more than 40 technical reports related to hazing produced by SH research team.

2020

2020-c

2020-c

StopHazing hosts first virtual Hazing Prevention Academy (HPA) in September 2020.

2020

2020-b

2020-b

Dr. Allan & Lianna KowiakSH researchers and colleagues were invited to California to help facilitate a 2-day Hazing Prevention Conference for the UC System hosted at UC Riverside.

2020

2020-a

2020-a

Dr. Allan, colleagues, and collaborators hosted a day long pre-conference institute for hazing prevention at NASPA Strategies. SH graduate student interns played a significant role in planning and presenting the program.

2019

2019-d

2019-d

The third cohort of the HPC is launched. University of Maine is host to the annual HPC Summit.

2019

2019-c

2019-c

Dr. Allan with Rasheed Ali Cromwell, Esq., President of The Harbor Institute at the NASPA meeting in Los Angeles, CA.

2019

2019-b

2019-b

Dr. Allan with colleagues Lauri Sidelko, and Drs. Joel Perez and Jason Meriwether, presenting about campus hazing prevention at NASPA in March 2019.

2019

2019

2019

Data-driven Hazing Prevention Framework (HPF) is published in the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice (JSARP).

2018

2018-d

2018-d

Dr. Allan serves as a keynote speaker for PUSH (Parents United to Stop Hazing) meeting in CA.

2018

2018-c

2018-c

Dr. Allan, Gary and Julie DeVercelly, and Abigail Boyer of the Clery Center, speak at a Congressional Legislative Briefing about policy implications and hazing.

2018

2018-b

2018-b

Dr. Allan with Dr. Graham at the State University System of Florida Anti-hazing Summit hosted by the University of Central Florida.

2018

2018

2018

Hazing Prevention Toolkit for Campus Professionals released in collaboration with the Clery Center.

2017

2017

Second cohort of the HPC is launched.

2016

2016-b

2016-b

Dr. Allan and colleagues partnered with the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Safe and Healthy Students to the American Institutes for Research (AIR) for two hazing prevention webinars.

2016

2016

2016

Dr. Allan testifies at the HELP Committee of the U.S. Senate.

2015

2015

2015

StopHazing collaborates with the Clery Center to produce We Don’t Haze.

2013

2013

First cohort of the Hazing Prevention Consortium (HPC) is launched with eight universities.

2010

2010

2010

Dr. Allan shares research about hazing at more than 25 national and international education conferences over the next four years.

2009

2009-b

2009-b

Hank Nuwer at UMaine for the International Research SymposiumInternational Hazing Research Symposium hosted at the University of Maine included Professor and author, Hank Nuwer as a guest contributor.

2009

2009-A

Hazing in View: High School Students at Risk preliminary findings reported at the American Educational Research Association international meeting.

2008

2008

Hazing in View: College Students at Risk report is officially released with findings from the National Study of Student Hazing – in collaboration with NASPA—Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education’s Annual Meeting.

2007

2007

Data collected from 52 different colleges and universities throughout the U.S.

2006

2006

Pilot study conducted with four universities.

2005

2005

Planning begins for the National Study of Student Hazing. Dr. Allan serves as Principal Investigator. North American Interfraternal Foundation (NIF) spearheads fund-raising efforts for the study.

2004

2003-2004

2003-2004

Dr. Elizabeth Allan authors and co-authors several book chapters about hazing, connections between gender and hazing, and transforming hazing cultures.

1998

1998

StopHazing.org is established as the first website to share information about hazing and its prevention.

1993

1993

The NH law passed and was signed into law by the governor.

1992

1992

Dr. Elizabeth Allan and others at the University of New Hampshire formed an advocacy group to propose an anti-hazing law in NH. The group developed resources, held press conferences and testified at legislative hearings.