Allan, graduate students present at NASPA Strategies Conference

Professor of higher education Elizabeth Allan and several higher education graduate students helped lead a full-day pre-conference institute at the NASPA Strategies Conference in January in New Orleans.

The institute was titled “Building Capacity and Engagement for Evidence-based Hazing Prevention,” and featured contributions from student affairs professionals at Cornell University, Princeton University and the University of Texas.

About 20 representatives from institutions throughout the U.S. participated in the event, which provided an overview of the hazing prevention framework that Allan and colleagues have developed, as well as research supporting it and promising strategies for preventing hazing on college campuses. The group also explored how hazing intersects with other campus safety concerns.

Master’s candidates Alexandra Attanasio, Kayla Goodwin and Meredith Stewart, as well as doctoral candidate David Kerschner attended the conference. NASPA (NASPA, Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education) is a national membership organization for student affairs professionals and administrators in higher education. The conference was held Jan. 16-18.