What to Consider Before Joining a New Group: Tips from College Students

Guest Writers: Eleanor Tyne and Ella Allan-RahillFebruary 2024 Starting college, we were both interested in joining many clubs to get acquainted with our institutions and make some friends. There were many groups available, from varsity sports to academic clubs, performing arts, and more. Both of us have joined groups and left groups as we’ve tried…  Continue reading »

StopHazing Announces New Staff Member: Hazing Database and Outreach Coordinator

November 2023 | Orono, Maine | StopHazing announces a new staff member, Megan DeShon-Runge, as the Hazing Database and Outreach Coordinator. Megan DeShon-Runge (she/her/hers) joins the StopHazing team in the role of Hazing Database & Outreach Coordinator. Megan steps into this role with 10+ years of combined experience in higher education including work with fraternity…  Continue reading »

Partnership Announcement: Family channels grief into gift to support UMaine’s hazing prevention research

November 14, 2023 | Last week, the University of Maine shared Family channels grief into gift to support UMaine’s hazing prevention research, detailing a generous gift from Jolayne Houtz and Hector Martinez, establishing the Samuel Martinez Hazing Prevention Fund at the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development, in honor of their son,…  Continue reading »

Student Journalist Creates Video Highlighting Campus Hazing, A Taboo Topic with Long-Term Damaging Effects

October 23, 2023 Guest writer: Ella Allan-Rahill, Student Research-to-Practice Intern* As a student intern with StopHazing, it is always exciting to see the hazing prevention work of others my age. Earlier this year, Jillian Taylor, a recent graduate and student journalist at Southern Methodist University (SMU), created a video discussing her perspective on the hazing…  Continue reading »

Next Cohort of Hazing Prevention Consortium Launches with 11 Colleges and Universities 

October 19, 2023 StopHazing is launching a new cohort of the Hazing Prevention Consortium™  (HPC) with eleven colleges and universities this Fall. The HPC is a multi-year research-to-practice initiative using a public health approach to build an evidence base for hazing prevention on college campuses. Members come from select colleges and universities that have demonstrated…  Continue reading »

Devin Franklin joins StopHazing Team as a University of Maine Flagship Doctoral Fellow

October 2023 | Orono, Maine Devin Franklin (she/her/hers) joins the StopHazing team as a doctoral Flagship Fellow in partnership with the University of Maine. A competitive and highly selective award, the Flagship Fellowships are granted to exceptional applicants who will support the research mission of the University of Maine as an R1 institution.  “We are…  Continue reading »

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 »