Stateline interviews Allan about anti-hazing laws

Elizabeth Allan, a University of Maine professor of higher education leadership, spoke 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. USA Today, the New Jersey Monitor, the Missouri Independent, the Kentucky Lantern, the Tri-City Record (Farmington, New Mexico), The Gazette (Janesville, Wisconsin), Source NM and other outlets nationwide shared the Stateline article.