Allan featured in ‘We Don’t Haze’ documentary

Elizabeth Allan, a University of Maine professor of higher education, is featured in the new documentary “We Don’t Haze,” produced by the Clery Center For Security On Campus.

The 17-minute video, available at no cost, is a resource for colleges and universities to help prevent hazing among student groups on campus. It features interviews with victims and their families, as well as experts and students offering alternatives to hazing activities.

To accompany the film, Allan led development of a discussion guide, activity guide and prevention brief for college and university staff — also available at no cost.

Allan is leading research efforts of the Hazing Prevention Consortium — eight universities that have partnered to implement comprehensive hazing prevention on campus. She was principal investigator of the 2008 National Study of Student Hazing.

UMaine student athletes Steve Swavely (men’s hockey), Becca Paradee (field hockey) and Liz Wood (women’s basketball) appear in the film, along with sorority member Meredith Stewart and UMaine alumna Diana Haney.