HAZING Production Company Partners with StopHazing to Develop Prevention Materials

August 21, 2023 StopHazing and God Bless the Child Productions, LLC (GBC) announced their partnership to release a new collection of hazing prevention resources to accompany director Byron Hurt’s latest documentary film, HAZING. StopHazing researchers and staff will work with Byron, and HAZING producer, Natalie Bullock Brown, to produce the materials to support the film’s…  Continue reading »

Dr. Allan writes op-ed for MSNBC about hazing and sexual assault

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…  Continue reading »

A Student Perspective on StopHazing’s New Online Course: Stand Up to Hazing™

August 8, 2023 Guest writer: Ella Allan-Rahill, Student Research-to-Practice intern* I’ve been interning with StopHazing for a little over a year now and am about to enter my second year of college. Even before college, I experienced unhealthy groups, which could’ve created an environment for hazing. While I never experienced hazing myself, these unhealthy group…  Continue reading »

Help Prevent Hazing: 10 Easy Tips for Talking with your Teen

July 20, 2023 | Guest Author: Lisa Stephen, PhD., ACC, NBC-HWC Dear Reader, As I was finalizing this blog, I took a break to take a walk along the river. I saw a university rowing team in a boat getting ready to take off. All of them were wearing heavy headpieces. I could hear the…  Continue reading »

Hazing Prevention at a School that “Doesn’t Haze”

December 13, 2022 Guest writer: Bianca Dunay, Student Intern There has been at least one hazing-related death each year since 1970.1 While that statistic is heartbreaking, I’m sure we’ve all thought “There is no way this would happen at my school.”  So, at a school that “doesn’t haze,” why do you need to be concerned…  Continue reading »

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 »