REPORT HAZING – It is a law in most states and failure to do so can result in criminal charges!

After a few hazing deaths in the last couple of years, many states have made reporting hazing a law. Failure to report any act of hazing a student witnesses can result in criminal charges in these states.  Many colleges and universities also require students to report any hazing actions they see.

If students see hazing activity or someone is in danger call 911. When hazing is not putting anyone in immediate danger or you suspect any form of hazing activities you should contact your campus police or the local police.  For students who are part of an organization report any incidents to your organizations’ headquarters as well.

Do all you can to prevent hazing. Be aware and report hazing. Hazing is a crime!

by Doral Andersson for No2Hazing­™ at E-Concepts, Inc.

Cornell University: PULSE Spring Survey 2017

Attitudes and beliefs vary when it comes to college hazing. However, nearly everyone can agree that joining a group, team, or organization should never compromise the safety of an individual or that of their community. In fact, 87% of Cornell students say “It’s NEVER okay to humiliate or intimidate new group members.”

Research shows college students tend to overestimate the extent to which other students are engaging in risky and potentially harmful behavior. Students also tend to exaggerate the extent to which their peers “support” or find such behavior socially acceptable. Such misperceptions influence an individual’s behavior.

Messages that include actual data to correct misperceptions and bolster positive norms are often referred to as “social norms messages.”

 

Learn more:  hazing.cornell.edu

 

How to get members and society to say NO 2 Hazing?

by Doral Andersson

A brief overview:

Hazing deaths this year have increased when by and large we thought things had calmed down. Any report of hazing activities are terrible but death is inconceivable. With multiple hazing related deaths in 2017 the question in organizations arise – What more can we do?  Many organizations have on-going programs for hazing prevention but what are they – workshops, speakers, webinars, online courses, or other programs?  Each of the methods are great alone but E-Concepts, recommends a combination of the methods.  People learn in different ways; visually, aurally, physically, and more. A blended style of learning is necessary to get the message across to a variety of learner types in a group.

Great speakers are out there but a student may fall asleep after studying late the night before, workshops are good but a student may be ill that day, and webinars combine learning styles but none of these alone prove that the individual learned and retained knowledge on the topic.  Only testing proves the information was processed and comprehended.

E-Concepts, Inc. provides an online No2Hazing™ training course with includes 3 modules with quizzes at the end of each.  Each quiz must be passed to continue onto the next module with a final SCORM compliant exam at the end.   The No2Hazing™ online program combined with guest speakers, workshops or webinars is the most effective to get your organizations message across that hazing is not tolerated in the organization.  Testing and tracking the course offers carries an individual liability with the student.

 

Contact us to learn more about our No2Hazing™ program at 844-662-4293 or  info@e-conceptsinlearning.com

 

 

 

Do you know how the hazing laws differ from state to state?

Today many know that hazing laws exist.  What most don’t know is that specific state laws exist in 44 of the states but differ from state to state.  Some states have pages of laws outlining definitions, details and penalties while others have brief laws.  Does this mean that the states with less outlined in the laws cover less?  What does this mean for your national organizations hazing policies?  To learn more email us at:  info@no2hazing or click here to fill out form

No Ifs, Ands or Buts: Hazing Is Illegal

In many college fraternities and sororities, and other organizations, hazing is a rite of passage. However, hazing is against the law. In legal terms, hazing is the abuse a student must endure to gain admittance to an organization. It includes not only physical harm, such as beating or whipping, but the mental harm that might result from forcing a student to behave in a humiliating way. It can include forcing students to drink dangerous amounts of alcohol, or even engage in some activity that is against the law.  Read more at:  http://education-law.lawyers.com

The Tidal Wave of Fraternity Lawsuits

A recent article in The Atlantic magazine described a growth industry in lawsuits being filed against college fraternities, seeking money damages for injuries sustained by fraternity members or their guests.  Since 2005, more than 60 people, mostly students, have died in fraternity related incidents.

Here are some examples of cases brought against fraternities:  Read more

Published by the Bendell Law Firm.

Outside the Lines PRIMETIME: “Hazing: The Hidden Horror” to air on ESPN

Prime time special includes a powerful and emotional interview with a California teenager who speaks out for the first time about his alleged assault.

With students returning to school and the 2016 football season underway, Outside the Lines PRIMETIME: “Hazing: The Hidden Horror (Tuesday, Sept. 13, 10 p.m. ET, ESPN) will examine extreme hazing, primarily amongst high school athletes.

“For the last eight months, Outside the Lines has been investigating a series of violent, athletic hazing incidents with one troubling common thread – all of the victims have been sodomized,” said OTL investigative reporter John Barr. “Hazing victims with the courage to break the code of silence, police, who specialize in investigating sex crimes and experts, who’ve studied this phenomenon have all helped to lift the veil of secrecy on what’s become disturbingly-ritualized behavior.”

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Something Is Missing in High School Hazing Stories: Adults

BERWYN, Pa. — On my way to Conestoga High School last week to learn about accusations of brutal hazing by the football team, I felt as if I’d been to this place before.

I hadn’t been to Chester County. That’s where Thomas P. Hogan, the district attorney, charged three high school seniors this month with crimes related to an assault inside their football team’s locker room.

But this scene, this issue, was all too familiar. Young athletes accused of behaving badly, criminally badly, because of a twisted group mentality, and a town that is left both stunned and divided.

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Free Set-up Fee Waived!

No2Hazing is offering to all attendees to the this weekend’s NIC Annual Meeting of the House of Delegates in Kansas City, MO Apr 19-20, a waiver on set up fees for our custom Hazing Awareness and Educational program.   A $2,500.00 value!