National Center for Campus Public Safety

Hazing Prevention: A Call to Action

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 | 2:00–3:00 PM (ET)
Cost: Free
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 | 1:00 PM (ET)
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Following September’s National Hazing Prevention Week, we welcome Kim Novak (PDF) to present on campus hazing prevention. With the increase in national attention being paid to hazing on college and university campuses, those who have long shared concerns over the dangerous “rituals” practiced by some sports teams, marching bands, social fraternities, and elite membership clubs have an opportunity to advance this issue to a higher agenda. Kim will explain how this increased attention has created an opportunity for an advanced look at hazing prevention.

Kim Novak Photo

Kim, CEO of NovakTalks, is an independent consultant for campus safety, hazing prevention, student risk management, and student organization development. Additionally, she serves Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity as the director of health and safety. She is recognized as a national expert in student-focused risk management, organization conduct, hazing prevention, and involving students in campus safety efforts. She has been invited to speak at national conferences and on college campuses around the country and has served as faculty for several nationally-sponsored professional institutes and leadership programs. Her work in the field of hazing prevention resulted in the development, design, and facilitation of the Novak Institute for Hazing Prevention, a successful 10-year program that in 2018 will become the Interdisciplinary Institute for Hazing Prevention.

Join us for a research driven look at what colleges and universities should be focusing on when trying to eradicate hazing from their communities. Using data from several research sources and theory from the recent literature on hazing, Kim will walk participants through a process of understanding what the data is really telling us about hazing behaviors. Identifying opportunities for intervention and enhancing response approaches to hazing incidents will be discussed as will the critical action of shifting to preventing hazing before another tragedy befalls a student, family, and campus community. Additional time will be spent identifying where local data on hazing can be found as well as strategies for creating response systems where data collection is a natural outcome.

This webinar is appropriate for those working at beginner, intermediate, or advanced positions in senior campus administration, campus safety and security, student involvement or engagement, law enforcement, residential life, student conduct & fraternity/sorority affairs, as well as victim services and those researching hazing behaviors.

Additional resources (PDF) on this topic:

A Comprehensive Approach to Hazing Prevention in Higher Education Settings

Bipartisan Bill Targets Hazing on College Campuses

Hazing Research Bibliography

H.R.2926 - REACH Act

Relevant Hazing Case Law

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