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Even after death of Kappa Sigma pledge, Nolan Burch, WVU’s Fiji chapter hazes, according to a university press release

The following post for StopHazing was written by author and anti-hazing activist Hank Nuwer. For more information on Hank, check out his website at www.hanknuwer.com. It has been my honor and privilege over the years to have worked with many, many great Directors of Greek Life and also individual chapter advisers.  One of the leaders I…  Continue reading »

Baruch College Hazing

The following post was written by Colin Schlank, StopHazing Social Media Intern. Colin is a recent graduate from the University of Connecticut.  In December 2013, Chun ‘Michael’ Deng passed away, the result of a fraternity hazing ritual. During a weekend retreat to the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania, brothers from the chapter blindfolded Deng and ordered…  Continue reading »

Hank Nuwer-On Not Judging By Appearances

The following post for StopHazing was written by author and anti-hazing activist Hank Nuwer. For more information on Hank, check out his website at www.hanknuwer.com. Can I be the only reader of the Statehouse File taken aback and disappointed upon reading the lead to the October 1 commentary “Trump: the coyote ugly candidate” by Abdul Hakim-Shabazz?…  Continue reading »

Hazing on School Campuses: What Parents and Students Need To Know

The following resource was originally written by Michelle Chaney, M.D., MScPH for The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds at The Massachusetts General Hospital.  Despite the illegalization of hazing in 44 states and the implementation of anti-hazing efforts on school campuses across the U.S., these high risk and oftentimes life-threatening practices continue not only in Greek life…  Continue reading »

National Hazing Prevention Week Spotlight: University of Central Florida

To celebrate National Hazing Prevention Week, we’re highlighting the efforts of some of the institutions participating in the Hazing Prevention Consortium. We begin with the University of Central Florida. For the students, staff, and administrators that make up the hazing prevention coalition at the University of Central Florida (UCF), the activities of National Hazing Prevention…  Continue reading »

“We Don’t Haze” Documentary and Prevention Resources Now Available

StopHazing worked with The Clery Center to develop “We Don’t Haze,” a 17-minute documentary to promote hazing prevention on college campuses. The documentary shares the perspectives of those who have had their lives impacted by hazing and touches on key themes related to hazing prevention such as examples of hazing, how to recognize hazing behaviors, and alternatives to hazing. In…  Continue reading »

Is It Hazing?

The following post for StopHazing was written by Travis Apgar, Sr. Associate Dean of Students at Cornell University and national hazing prevention speaker and consultant. For more information on Travis, visit here. Have an idea for a blog post? Email us at info@stophazing.org.  Determining if an activity is hazing typically requires examination beyond the basic…  Continue reading »

Turmoil in Ben & Jerry’s Backyard

The following post for StopHazing was written by author and anti-hazing activist Hank Nuwer. For more information on Hank, check out his website at www.hanknuwer.com. Last Fall the corporate board of Ben & Jerry’s voted to keep the name of its flavor “Hazed and Confused,” determining that it saw no harm in celebrating an action called…  Continue reading »

The Broken Pledge, a play by Hank Nuwer

The following post for StopHazing was written by author and anti-hazing activist Hank Nuwer. For more information on Hank, check out his website at www.hanknuwer.com. Looking for an idea for Hazing Prevention week this upcoming year? Or something to use at a Greek information session? Feel free to use Hank’s play entitled “The Broken Pledge“.

Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman retires and defends a not-so “innocent” tradition many see as hazing

The following post for StopHazing was written by author and anti-hazing activist Hank Nuwer. For more information on Hank, check out his website at www.hanknuwer.com. While I wish retiring University of Nebraska Chancellor Harvey Perlman well, and commend him for accomplishments in academics and athletics during his long tenure, I respectfully and strongly must speak out…  Continue reading »