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StopHazing Announces New Staff Member: Program & Training Specialist

October 2022 | Orono, Maine StopHazing announces a new staff member, Jenny Desmond, as the Program & Training Specialist. Jenny Desmond (she/her/hers) joins the StopHazing team in the role of Program & Training Specialist (part-time). Having worked as a campus professional, including in Enrollment Management, overseeing New Student Orientation Leaders and Tour Guides, and in…  Continue reading »

Ways to Participate in National Hazing Prevention Week 2022

September 19, 2022 Contributing Author: Patricia Santana, Graduate Student Intern It’s officially National Hazing Prevention Week (NHPW) 2022! How are you recognizing this awareness campaign on your campus this year? How are you shedding light on the importance of hazing prevention, discussing the impacts of hazing, and providing ways for your community to engage in…  Continue reading »

Recapping SNAP in 2021-2022 and Looking to the Year Ahead

August, 12 2022 A lot happened in the 2021-2022 academic year at StopHazing–a number of updates, resources developed, research conducted, and new initiatives formed. One new initiative from StopHazing is the Student Network for Advocacy and Prevention or SNAP for short. SNAP is a student-led group dedicated to hazing prevention education and advocating for comprehensive…  Continue reading »

Families, advocates walk Capitol Hill to advance hazing prevention legislation

July 29, 2022 Washington, D.C. – Parents who lost children to hazing, as well as the leaders of anti-hazing advocacy groups met with members of Congress on both sides of the aisle this week to promote legislation that seeks to prevent hazing in higher education.  The Report and Educate About Campus Hazing (REACH) Act is…  Continue reading »

Beyond the Letters: The Importance of University-Wide Hazing Prevention

June 27, 2022 Contributing Author: Claire Berman, M.S.Ed. According to the National Survey of Student Hazing, 55% of all students involved in any student organization experience hazing. Hazing has been defined by StopHazing as, any activity that is expected of someone joining or participating in a group that humiliates, degrades, abuses or endangers them, regardless…  Continue reading »

Hazing is Not Tradition

Julie & Gary DeVercelly | March 25, 2022 It’s springtime! Our family’s favorite time of year. It stays light later, flowers and trees are blooming, and the parks are bustling. We’re easily transported back in time with the sounds of laughter, cheering, and the crack of the bat. To times when our family of five…  Continue reading »

Five Ways We Don’t Haze Can Impact Your Campus

Feb. 2, 2022 | StopHazing & Clery Center Although 2022 just began, national headlines continue to highlight the realities and dangers of hazing within our campus communities. Institutions nationwide have banned student organizations for hazing practices, students have been suspended for engaging in hazing, and lawsuits have been filed against campuses from students or families…  Continue reading »

60 Minutes Hazing Segment Follow-up: Q & A with The Fierberg National Law Group

January 12, 2022 Late last year, 60 Minutes aired a segment about fraternity hazing at the Washington State University that resulted in the tragic death of Sam Martinez. This Q & A serves to dig deeper into the realities of hazing from the perspective of Douglas E. Fierberg, Esq., of The Fierberg National Law Group…  Continue reading »

Congress is Failing to Take Action on College Student Safety

November 2, 2021 Contributing Author: Rebecca Tyus, MPP Candidate at Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy Today student safety on college campuses revolves around the COVID-19 pandemic. But we cannot forget the dangers that our students faced before the pandemic and that they continue to face today. On average there has been a hazing-related…  Continue reading »

Using StopHazing’s New Digital Tools & Downloads

October 25, 2021 As part of StopHazing’s mission 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, StopHazing is dedicated to providing resources for stakeholders to communicate the nature and extent of hazing, its…  Continue reading »

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