Registration and Site Information


Early Registration for the 2014 Institute Opens January 27, 2014

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The personal, tailored and interdisciplinary approach of the Novak Institute for Hazing Prevention demands a small group each year, limited to roughly 100 participants. Because of our limited capacity and our early registration discounts, we encourage you to register as soon as early registration opens, January 27, 2014. We have filled all of our seats for the Institute for five consecutive years -- the past three during the early registration period, so don't wait! The early registration period offers discounts for individuals and teams. As an added bonus, campuses that send teams of five or more will receive a 2013-14 HazingPrevention.Org Campus Membership for FREE. To learn more about the benefits of Campus Memberships, click here.

Institute Investment for 2014

Registration fees include tuition, Institute materials, lodging and meals.

Interdisciplinary teams of five or more will receive a discount of $100 per registration.

Early Bird Registration Rates - Ends March 28, 2014

Student $ 660  
Professional $ 695  
Local $ 575 Only available to local participants that will not be staying on-site
Team $ 595 Team rate only available to groups of 5 or more including one senior administrator

Regular Registration Rates - Begin March 29, 2014

Student $ 660  
Professional $ 775  
Local $ 650 Only available to local participants that will not be staying on-site
Team $ 675 Team rate only available to groups of 5 or more including one senior administrator

Institute Scholarships

There are two scholarships awarded each year for Institute attendance. Both scholarships are competitive and require completion of an application.

The Robert Bickel Scholarship covers registration and housing for an undergraduate or graduate student to attend the Institute – a $650 value. The scholarship was established by Kimberly Novak in honor of her mentor, Robert Bickel, a professor at the Stetson College of Law. Ms. Novak established to scholarship to honor Dr. Bickel for teaching her, early in her career, the importance of interdisciplinary dialogue -- a cornerstone of the Institute. Application deadline for the 2014 Robert Bickel Scholarship is April 1, 2014, at 5 p.m., Central Daylight Savings Time. To apply, email the following information plus a current resume and one letter of support from an advisor, mentor or faculty member to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or mail the information to arrive by the April 1 deadline to Kimberly Novak, 29 Lakeview Village, Montgomery TX 77356:

  • Full Name, Institution, Grad Year, Major, Phone Number, Email Address
  • Clubs | Organizations | Positions held on your Campus
  • Why are you interested in attending the 2014 Novak Hazing Prevention Institute? (250 words or less)
  • What opportunities do you believe exist within your community, for you to bring back what you have learned from being a participant at the institution? (250 words or less)
  • A foundational component of the Institute is the emphasis placed on interdisciplinary dialogue and action. Please provide your thoughts on and understanding of the importance of bringing interdisciplinary voices to the table when creating strategies to bring about culture change on a college campus. (750 words or less)

The Tracy Maxwell HOPE Scholarship funds early registration and housing for a new student affairs professional – a $695 value. The scholarship is being endowed in honor of HPO Founder Tracy Maxwell. Application deadline is Friday, April 18, at 5 p.m., Eastern Daylight Savings Time. For more information on the Maxwell HOPE Scholarship, click here.

As part of the application process, you will need to review the Higher Education Center's prevention model. Click to access a pdf.

If you would like to donate to the endowment for the Tracy Maxwell HOPE Scholarship, click here. Please put “HOPE Scholarship” in the designation box included on the online form. Or, you can mail a check to HPO at PO Box 1189, LaGrange GA 30241. Please put “HOPE Scholarship” on the memo line.

2014 Site Information

The 2014 Novak Institute will be held on the 1,607-acre campus of the University of Memphis in historic and hip Memphis, TN. More than 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students attend the University of Memphis.




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"I thought the Institute was wonderful. You did a great job making sure teams as well as individuals felt their needs were addressed. The food choices were the best I've ever experienced at a conference (and I've been to many), both in the variety of foods and the selection of healthy choices."

"My first step will be to determine who my champion will be and then form a committee. My organization's goal is to have the committee return to the Institute next summer."

"My organization has attended for the past five years and we have used the materials to develop a great responsive program. I was happy to see that the focus is on prevention because that is where we are headed now. Given that our goals are in alignment, I was pleased to have learned so much and feel that I am now qualified to move this process through my organization."

"The curriculum was beneficial, and I loved hearing FSU's approach to prevention. The presentations were eye-opening, and I appreciated the opportunity to meet so many other professionals! I had a great time and can't wait to come back next year to learn more."

"The information was very helpful. The speakers were great. The networking and sharing of ideas was nice."