June 5-8, 2013
on the campus of the University of Kentucky
Capacity for the 2013 Institute has been filled.
Howell Selected for Institute Scholarship
Leah Howell, program manager for Fraternity and Sorority Life at the University of Cincinnati, has been selected to receive the Tracy Maxwell HOPE Scholarship to attend the 2013 Institute. The scholarship, named in honor of HazingPrevention.Org Founder and former Executive Director Tracy Maxwell, funds the registration, room and board for a new professional. Howell started in her position last year where she provides sole professional oversight for the university's Greek community comprising 41 individual chapters and three honorary organizations. Howell holds a bachelor's degree from Central Michigan University, a master's degree in social work from Wayne State University, and is currently pursuing a doctorate in development and learning sciences at the University Cincinnati.
Become a Part of the National Movement
The 2013 Institute is slated for June 5-8 on the campus of the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Don’t miss your opportunity to be one of the 100-plus participants representing colleges and universities and national Greek organizations who attend to work with the Institute’s world-class faculty, learning how to address hazing on their campuses and among their members using a unique and powerful approach.
The prevention framework that serves as the foundation of the Institute curriculum is delivering a growing impact across the country. Holding capacity at roughly 100 gives participants close, hands-on interaction with faculty.
If you're attending this year's Institute, click here for site and travel information.
About the Institute
The Novak Institute for Hazing Prevention tackles the challenging public health problem of hazing in a totally unique way. This four-day, interactive experience teaches diverse groups of interdisciplinary participants how to address hazing from a strategic approach that focuses on prevention rather than just response.
Nationally recognized faculty teach a prevention framework based on proven principles that are grounded in research. The Institute is geared toward individual professionals, teams of professionals and students who want to take whey they’ve learned back to their communities to create and implement an interdisciplinary hazing prevention program designed for their community.
The Novak Institute utilizes multiple learning strategies that allow participants to think critically about concepts while providing opportunities to apply the tools in the Institute’s learning community. Since the Institute curriculum design allows for individuals and teams to learn together, we encourage participation by interdisciplinary teams. Teams can comprise professionals who work in a variety of capacities that may find the Institute beneficial as a means to begin or refresh hazing prevention initiatives. Institute participants represent many campus organizations such as:
Who Should Attend
The Novak Institute for Hazing Prevention is designed for professionals, volunteers and undergraduate and graduate students as individuals or interdisciplinary teams.
If you are involved in any of the following campus areas, this Institute is for you:
- Chief/senior student affairs officers
- Athletic administration and coaches
- Campus Greek life
- Band/music/theatre and spirit organizations
- Student conduct and compliance
- Risk management
- Residential life
- Student activities
- Campus law enforcement & safety
- Campus sport clubs and intramurals
- Campus legal counsel
- Campus ROTC/military organizations
If you are part of an inter/national fraternity/sorority or paraprofessional organization, the Institute is also designed for you. Organizational teams might include those working in risk management, education, alumni affairs, volunteers and other areas. To assist national headquarters in assessing attendance at the Institute, we have created a list of frequently asked questions and answers.
To determine which students might benefit from the Institute, see our student FAQs.
Should individuals who are not part of a team attend the Institute? Absolutely. Individual participants are welcome and, in fact, have comprised a significant percentage of attendees at the Institute, representing campuses or inter/national organizations. The Institute curriculum includes time for individuals to work through both taking information back to their campus or organization, as well as using Institute lessons to advance hazing prevention efforts on their campus or in their organization; however, we discourage individual students from attending on their own. We have found that students need professional support on site to achieve an optimal learning experience.