Hazing Research Initiative
Examining and Transforming the Campus Hazing Culture is a multi-year initiative that will explore the prevalence and nature of hazing among undergraduate college students. The project will examine hazing behaviors across a broad cross-section of student groups affiliated with diverse postsecondary institutions.
The results of this research will serve as a critically needed platform for the development of policies, educational programming, and accountability measures that prevent hazing among higher education institutions as well as secondary schools in the U.S.
We will learn new insights about the nature hazing, characteristics of students and institutions most at risk for hazing, factors that facilitate and/or impede the reporting of hazing, and qualities of effective policy and educational efforts designed to prevent hazing.
Examining and Transforming Campus Hazing Cultures
A research project (pdf) conducted by Elizabeth J. Allan, Ph.D., principal investigator and Mary Madden, Ph.D., project director from the University of Maine. The project investigates the nature and prevalence of hazing practices across a range of student groups within diverse types of postsecondary institutions in the U.S.
March 2006 - NIF presented the University of Maine a $50,000 check at the recent NASPA Conference Fraternity/Sorority Knowledge Community Interfraternal Luncheon to support Dr. Elizabeth Allan's hazing research study.
Hazing Project Partners
- American College Personnel Association
- Association of Fraternity Advisors
- Association for Student Judicial Affairs
- Center for the Study of the College Fraternity
- Fraternity Executives Association
- National Association for Campus Activities
- National Association for Student Personnel Administrators
- National Collegiate Athletic Association
- National Consortium for Academics and Sports
- National Orientation Directors Association
- National Panhellenic Conference
- Professional Fraternity Executives Association