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 »

Research-based Training Highlights from the HPA

October 21, 2021 As we now find ourselves mid-semester of the fall season of the academic year, we’re reflecting on all the hard work and both the ever-shifting responsibilities and priorities that campus professionals continue to tackle on a daily basis. Earlier last month, StopHazing hosted another virtual Hazing Prevention Academy (HPA) for numerous committed…  Continue reading »

Research-to-practice Insights in Response to a New Anti-hazing Law in Ohio

October 7, 2021 Recently, the movement to strengthen state anti-hazing laws has gained momentum, sadly fueled by hazing tragedies. Currently, 44 states have anti-hazing laws in place, and they vary greatly in terms of scope and impact. Today, the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) released its new hazing prevention guidance in light of Collin’s…  Continue reading »

StopHazing’s 2021 NCSAM and NHPW Agenda

Mark your calendars – September is National Campus Safety Awareness Month (NCSAM) and National Hazing Prevention Week (NHPW) is September 20-24th this year! RSVP, register, and set reminders now – you don’t want to miss any of it! The following StopHazing programs and resources are sponsored by: United Educators StopHazing’s 2021 Research Summit | Sept.…  Continue reading »

30+ National Organizations Endorse the REACH Act

August 10, 2021 Last month over 30 organizations joined Clery Center, StopHazing, and Safe Campuses, LLC, in signing a coalition letter urging Congress to prioritize the REACH Act. The breadth of organizations represented in this letter underscores not only the vast support for the REACH Act, but the intersection of hazing with other campus safety concerns such…  Continue reading »

Q & A: Commitment to Hazing Prevention at Humboldt State University

June 22, 2021 When we launched the Campus Commitment to Hazing Prevention: Action Guide in partnership with the Clery Center late last month, we heard from leaders about their campus’ commitment to hazing prevention. Keep reading to learn more about Humboldt State University’s commitment to hazing prevention from Vice President of Enrollment Management, Dr. Jason L. Meriwether. 1. What are…  Continue reading »