Help Wanted: Collegiate Student Representative to the HPO Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is accepting applications from undergraduate and graduate students interested in serving as the collegiate student representative on the Board. 

Each member of a nonprofit board has to be passionate about the mission of the organization they have committed to leading. The board is responsible for HPO fulfilling its mission, being good stewards of our financial resources, fulfilling our commitments to those who sponsor us, and building an organization that will be strong and vital not just for now, but for decades to come.  The mission of HPO is to empower people to prevent hazing, and our vision is to do this by developing our own programs and harness external resources that will diminish society’s tolerance of hazing and inspire everyone’s belief in their own ability to prevent and stand up to hazing.

The student representative is a very important position with HPO. Following are some of the expectations for the position. The initial term begins July 1, 2014 and concludes June 30, 2015:

  • Attend board meetings which are held up to three times a year, usually in October, February and June.  The meetings are generally Friday evening through midday Sunday.
  • Participate in conference call meetings.  The conference calls take place one to two times a year.
  • Actively participate in meetings and correspondence throughout the year.
  • Positively serve the mission, vision and values associated with HPO.
  • Attend the 2014 Novak Institute for Hazing Prevention and the June board meeting held in conjunction with the Institute. Travel and costs to attend the Institute are paid for by HPO.

This position is a one-year term with potential for a one-year reappointment if that year falls within one year of graduation and if the student is still committed to serve. The new student representative is appointed by the Board of Directors at the February meeting and is notified shortly thereafter of the appointment to allow time to adjust scheduling to attend the Novak Institute in June. HPO reimburses all costs associated with travel for the student representative and waives the fees to attend the Institute.

To apply for this position, please fill out and submit the application and requested supporting documentation by December 1, 2013. 

Nominations for the 2013 Outstanding Volunteers are Open

HPO values our volunteers and strives to recognize those who do great work for the organization. The Outstanding Volunteer awards are presented annually to up to three volunteers in recognition of outstanding contributions to HPO. Nominations will be solicited from all volunteers and volunteer leaders separately from the other awards nominations processes. Nomination letters should not exceed 750 words. Any volunteer is eligible to receive this award. The volunteer coordinator, executive director, and board president will select the recipient(s) each spring. All nomination letters should be emailed to Chad Ellsworth, volunteer coordinator, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Nomination deadline is Friday, November 1, 2013.

Why Volunteer?

HazingPrevention.Org can only realize its mission through the persistence of dedicated individuals like you. Thank you for taking the time to explore HPO volunteering and for finding ways that you can make an impact in that will advance the hazing prevention movement.

The benefits associated with HPO volunteering include:

  • Advance the hazing prevention movement and use of the prevention model;
  • Network with like-minded professionals who also strive to prevent hazing;
  • Learn the latest research, theory, and trends regarding hazing prevention, and;
  • Develop transferrable skills such event management, marketing, promotion, ability to translate research to practice, etc.

Volunteer Opportunities

HPO relies on the work of our volunteers – from the Board of Directors to our committees. If you’re interested in finding out more about our the volunteer opportunities available through HPO including the benefits associated with each committee and the impact each committee makes in toward preventing hazing, review the committee volunteer descriptions using the links at the bottom of this page.

Volunteer Expectations

HPO expects its volunteers to be active participants in their volunteer assignments. To better understand our expectations, review the job description for each committee and the Procedures Manual.

In addition to donating their time, talent and expertise, HPO encourages volunteers to support the organization financially, if possible, by making a donation to the annual fund. Volunteers can make donations online here. The recipient entity will appear as Platforms Inc., which is doing business as HazingPrevention.Org.

We have a Volunteer Management Plan  to ensure year-round attention to serving volunteers' needs. We appoint on a year-round basis, but most volunteers are appointed in September for the October 1-September 30 volunteer appointment cycle. All new and returning volunteers are required to complete the online Volunteer Involvement Form each year.

Ready to Volunteer?

To volunteer for HPO, complete the Volunteer Involvement Form.

Hazing Prevention Job Descriptions


Joe Gilman

Marilyn Fordham

Gina Lee-Olukoya

Malinda Matney

Eric Bran

Ann Goodman

Anne Arseneau

James Hager

Amy Ayres

Ashley Lang

Larry Long

Hannah Seoh

Elizabeth Quick

Oscar Lopez

Michelle Marchand Rebholz

Charles Keefer

Lai-Monte Hunter

Amy Heger

Michelle Castro

Kate Zemek

Abdulaziz Abdulaziz

Matthew Modansky

Mark Mixon

Megan Petter

Linda Knight

Denise Krieger

Amanda Mullen

Kara Miller

Jaclyn Stelmaszcyzk

Cherie Michaud

Zachary Cole

Mary Barlow

John Disarro

Heather Krik

Lee Ann Kassab

Jeffery Hall

Kate Sureck

Charles Eberly

Fred Dobry

Paul Kittle

Margery Holman

Scott Bova

Eric Bran

Linda Knight

Dan Bureau

Lori Bednarchik

Malinda Matney

Katie VanKampen

Whitney Reuschling

Caledonia Darling

Daniel Thompson

Carlos Pinto

JB Goll

Ruth Ann Goodman

Gentry McCreary

Natalie Shaak

Allison Swick-Duttine

Dan Wrona

Katie Rhoads

Amanda Dunivan

Matt Deeg

Gina Lee-Olukoya

Janet Siegel

Nicki Croly

Viancca Williams

Julie Dold

Donna Phillips

Dan McCarthy

Erin Huffman

Danielle Driscoll

Dave Westol

Kyle Pendleton

Andrew Hohn

Lianne Kowiak

Elliott Hopkins

Stephen Rupprecht

Ellen Duran

Scott Bova

Margery Holman

"For a sponsoring organization to truly maximize its return on investment, I strongly encourage having a staff member serve as a volunteer for HPO. Learning and networking with colleagues, many of whom I may not have worked with otherwise, through my service as a HPO volunteer has made me more effective in my position as Director of Risk Reduction for Sigma Nu Fraternity."