The Institute focuses on the prevention of hazing as opposed to response. The curriculum is based on a violence prevention framework designed by experts in public health and risk management, which includes:
- an overarching student development philosophy that focuses on shared responsibility for health and safety
- a set of principles for creating successful prevention efforts; and
- a systematic and strategic planning process.
Because the problem of hazing is not isolated to particular groups or functional areas, the Institute is committed to an interdisciplinary approach. Imagine the leverage we gain when we bring together inter/national fraternal executives, campus administrators, community police officials, fraternity and sorority professionals, student conduct administrators, researchers, advisors, consultants, lawyers, senior student affairs professionals AND STUDENTS to find shared responsibility in addressing hazing!
The Institute utilizes multiple learning strategies including advance materials, interactive presentations, application and skill-building activities, small-group discussion, peer learning, and team dialogue to prepare participants to apply lessons learned when they return home.
The program is intentionally limited to 75 participants in order to provide a high-quality learning environment that enables participants to receive coaching directly from the team of national experts who serve as our faculty.
Participants learn how to put the principles and process directly into practice in their organization/community, which will enable them to choose strategies, tactics, and activities for preventing hazing that are specific to their local context.