Allan discusses anti-hazing laws in Stateline

Elizabeth Allan, professor of higher education in the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development, talked with Stateline about anti-hazing laws, particularly the inclusion of a consent clause. According to the article, a consent clause “asserts that an individual’s willingness to participate in potentially hazardous actions — as when a student agrees to a certain activity — does not protect those involved from hazing charges.” “The consent clause … is really important in terms of documenting hazing and having policy be really effective,” Allan said. The report also cited a 2008 national study on hazing co-authored by Allan. The New Jersey Monitor shared the Stateline article.