There is no "Hazing" in "Team": Why hazing is antithetical to team sports
2 p.m., Eastern, Tuesday, November 12, 2013
HazingPrevention.Org and United Educators have teamed up to offer this eye-opening webinar about hazing as the antithesis of the spirit of team sports. Join a knowledgeable three-person panel as they discuss the difference between healthy rites of passage to join a team and hazing, the culture of athletics and hazing in team sports, and effective strategies to prevent hazing:
I. Healthy Rite of Passage or Hazing A. What is hazing? B. Hazing vs. healthy team building C. Scope of the problem D. Consequences of hazing
II. The Culture of Hazing in Athletics and Team Sports A. Athletic hazing vs. Greek and other organizations B. Alcohol's role in hazing C. Why students haze D. Why is hazing not reported to school officials?
III. Effective Strategies to Prevent Hazing A. Policies, investigation and discipline B. Working with coaches and advisors C. Working with students D. Working with parents E. Developing alternatives to hazing
Norm Pollard, co-author of the first national study of hazing in high school athletics and dean of students at Alfred University
Linda Knight, director of Campus Recreation for the Division of Students Affairs at the College of William and Mary
Elliot Hopkins, director of Educational Services for the National Federation of State High School Associations
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All webinar programs will be recorded, so even if you can't listen live, as long as you are registered, you will be sent a link to the recording of the program to listen at your convenience or share with others in your community.
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Big Greeks on Campus (B.G.O.C.): Why fraternities and sororities should lead the way in hazing prevention
Being Greek on campus is hard. It means living up to high standards, providing leadership and serving the community. How could anyone possibly expect anything more? We do have a number of problems to address, hazing included. But so do many other campus organizations and teams. Why are we the ones targeted? Why should fraternities and sororities take the lead in hazing prevention? Is it just because we wear letters and stand out in a crown, or is there something more to it? Join HazingPrevention.Org’s esteemed panel of experts for an in-depth look at this question. Hear from students, volunteers, professionals and those inside and outside the fraternity/sorority community converse about the leadership role members of Greek-letter organizations can take in hazing prevention efforts.
Dan Wrona of RISE Partnerships moderates an all-star panel who will help you:
Explore the role of fraternities and sororities in campus hazing prevention
Overcome common barriers that prevent fraternity/sorority members from playing a leadership role
Reduce susceptibility to arguments that deflect responsibility from Greek life
Increase involvement of fraternity and sorority members and prevention efforts
Members enlist the support of others on campus in addressing the problem
Erin Huffman-Richard, Director of Resource Development & Collegiate Development Specialists, Delta Gamma Fraternity
Will Foran, Vice President of Education, North-American Interfraternity Conference
Michelle Guobadia, Director for Fraternity and Sorority Life, UNC Charlotte and Speaker, Campuspeak, Inc.
Hannah Seoh, National President, Delta Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc., and Vice Chair, National APIA Panhellenic Association
Linda Knight, Director, Campus Recreation, The College of William and Mary and Board Member, HazingPrevention.Org
Jaclyn Stelmaszczyk, Assistant Coordinator for Residence Life, Towson University
Geoff Cohn, Student, University of Wisconsin
Dan Wrona, CEO & Project Leader, RISE Partnerships and Programming Chair, HazingPrevention.Org
The 75-minute webinar is designed for professional staff at national headquarters, in campus Greek Life offices, student affairs and organizational advisors, along with students and fraternity/sorority members.
This webinar aired live, Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Recordings are available in the HPOnline Store.
Conduct and Hazing Prevention: How to find the root of the problem and adjudicate for long-term change
Determining whether an individual, organization or both should be held accountable can be quite challenging in conduct cases involving hazing. In some instances, the university’s investigation report may have gaps or conflicting information based upon who, when, how and where interviews were conducted. In hazing cases, the “lion’s share” of the fact-finding often occurs in the conduct hearing which necessitates well-trained panel members. Case managers and panel members must be able to critically read the report, employ a variety of questioning techniques and assess the totality of circumstances to determine the outcomes, and any associated sanctions in these cases.
This webinar examines the “best practices” associated with drilling down to “what” motivated the hazing behavior and determining who and how accountability should be implemented. It provides a framework for the development of sanctioning guidelines for assessing whether change is possible, or if the hazing practices are too entrenched into the group’s culture that the group itself must be removed from the university community.
Presenters: Suzette Walden, doctoral candidate in Educational Administration and Foundations, and director of Community Rights and Responsibilities, a unit of the Dean of Students Office at Illinois State University
Archie Messersmith, assistant director of Student Activities in the Dean of Student's Programming Unit at Illinois State University
HazingPrevention.Org presented them with an inaugural award for campus hazing prevention and education. Now, you can hear for yourself how Florida State University created a program that changed its campus culture and how YOU can do it on your campus. Join FSU's Adam Goldstein, Associate Dean of Students and former faculty member of HPO's Novak Institute for Hazing Prevention, as he shares tips and advice on the following topics:
How to establish a hazing prevention framework
Addressing hazing with various stakeholders
Determining the extent of hazing activities on your campus
Overcoming common cultural challenges
Gathering and analyzing data to measure your impact
Determining who should be involved in ongoing efforts
HazingPrevention.Org sponsors and campus members receive a $35 discount on the webcast CD or on-demand replay. For information,
, HPO program services coordinator.
This webinar is offered by Academic Impressions with support from HazingPrevention.Org. Click here to order the recorded webcast.
KNOW. DECIDE. ACT. Preparing for National Hazing Prevention Week 2013
You might have missed the FREE live webinar, but access the recording here to jump start your planning efforts. This webinar covers the purpose of NHPW, 10 basic steps in planning your observance, key resources, and examples of how to make hazing prevention a year-round effort on your campus or in your organization. The webinar also features representatives from the University of Kentucky who developed and implemented a Zeta Tau Alpha Award winning campuswide hazing prevention program. But wait. There's more! View the anti-hazing public service announcement developed by Marshall University and think about doing one of your own!