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Research to Practice: National Agenda for Hazing Prevention released


This week, professors Elizabeth Allan and Mary Madden launched a “National Agenda for Hazing Prevention in Education” that’s aimed at implementing research-based hazing prevention efforts.  Download the full agenda here (PDF)

National Hazing Symposium at the University of Maine October 1 & 2, 2009


The National Hazing Symposium is designed to offer a day-long examination of research, theories and practical implications for addressing the problem of hazing. This year’s program will be a bit different from the past. While anyone is welcome to attend the program and participate, particular focus will be placed on bringing together experts for in-depth discussions surrounding the issue of hazing.

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National study findings released


Dr. Elizabeth Allan and Dr. Mary Madden have just released the findings of their groundbreaking study on hazing across college campuses and student groups.

Ten initial findings are described in the report, Hazing in View: College Students at Risk (PDF) and include:

  1. More than half of college students involved in clubs, teams, and organizations experience hazing.
  2. Nearly half (47%) of students have experienced hazing prior to coming to college.
  3. Alcohol consumption, humiliation, isolation, sleep- deprivation, and sex acts are hazing practices common across student groups.

Elizabeth Allan and Mary Madden at NCAA Hazing Summit


Hazing experts take center stage on the opening day of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s convention, in Nashville, with a panel of academic leaders scheduled to discuss growing fears that college administrators could be held liable for hazing incidents.

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Research Cited in News


Findings from the pilot phase of the national hazing were cited recently in articles in The Portland Press Herald (Maine), The Times Union (Albany, NY) . The lead researchers were interviewed about the study on WGAN news radio.