Building an Evidence Base for Hazing Prevention
Overview: The Hazing Prevention Consortium (HPC) is a multi-year research-to-practice initiative led by StopHazing to build an evidence base for hazing prevention on college campuses. The first cohort of the HPC was comprised of eight colleges and universities from across the United States-Cornell University, Lehigh University, Texas A&M University, University of Kentucky, University of Maine, University of Virginia, University of Arizona, and University of Central Florida-that had demonstrated a commitment to eliminate hazing and readiness to launch a comprehensive approach to prevention. Over a three year period beginning in 2013, members worked with StopHazing’s team of prevention experts, receiving coaching and technical assistance to assess campus climate for hazing; develop, implement, and evaluate hazing prevention strategies; and share lessons learned among their cohort. These campuses have become national leaders in the effort to replace hazing with positive leadership and group development on college campuses. With the first cohort of the HPC concluding in 2016, StopHazing plans to establish a second cohort that will begin its work in 2017.
Second Cohort: StopHazing is currently seeking institutions to form a second Hazing Prevention Consortium cohort whose members will benefit from the groundbreaking work of the first cohort. More information on the approach, design, benefits, and commitments of the HPC can be found here.
For more information and to apply to join the Hazing Prevention Consortium, contact StopHazing (email@example.com) to set up an informational meeting to discuss selection criteria, the application process, and to obtain an application. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until August 1, 2017.
Additional Informational Links and Sample HPC Resources:
Sample HPC Webinars:
Cultural Competence in Hazing Prevention Webinar
Core Strategies & Lessons Learned in the Hazing Prevention Consortium Webinar
Sample HPC Prevention Resources: