Experience

The institute is an intensive, three-day training experience that prepares up to 75 participants to use the principles of prevention to address hazing in their community or organization. The program is interdisciplinary, welcoming participants from various roles across higher education, inter/national organizations, public safety, academia, and more. The event is held on a college campus, and participants stay a nearby conference hotel.

Dates

July 17-19, 2019
University of Texas at Dallas

Lodging

Participants will stay at the closest hotel to campus, the Hilton Garden Inn. After registering, you will receive a link to book rooms at a rate of $112.50 per night per room.

Attendees

Attend as an individual or as part of an institution/organization team. Because hazing prevention is a shared responsibility, we encourage participants to attend with interdisciplinary teams of professionals, volunteers, and undergraduate or graduate students.

Student voices are a hallmark of this event. We encourage those sending undergraduate students to the Institute to also send professional staff so they can work together as a team. 

Undergraduate students or chapters who have been sanctioned to attend will not be accepted. The curriculum is not appropriate as a sanction.

Consider bringing professionals or undergraduates from areas including, but not limited to:

  • Athletics

  • Campus Fraternity and Sorority Life

  • Band/Music/Theatre and Spirit Organizations

  • Student Conduct officials

  • Risk Managers (campus or headquarters)

  • Residential Life

  • Student Activities and Organizations

  • Prevention and/or Wellness Specialists (campus or headquarters)

  • Senior Administrators or Organizational Leaders (e.g., who oversee health and safety efforts)

  • Headquarters Staff (e.g., involved in chapter development, education)

  • Campus Law Enforcement & Safety Officers

  • Campus Recreation and Sport Clubs

  • Campus Legal Counsel

  • Campus ROTC/Military Organizations

Schedule

The Institute is an intensive, three-day learning experience. All attendees experience the same curriculum, and each session builds on previous lessons, so plan to participate in the entire experience. Expect full days that typically begin at 8 a.m. and end after 9 p.m, with regular breaks. Most meals are provided.

Day one

  • Morning travel

  • Institute runs from approximately 1 pm until 9 pm

Day two

  • Institute runs from approximately 8 am - to approximately 9 pm

day three

  • Institute runs from approximately 8 am - to approximately 5 pm

  • Evening travel

Outcomes

The Institute focuses on the prevention of hazing. While appropriately responding to hazing incidents is an important element of a comprehensive approach, it is not the focus of this Institute.  Successfully preventing hazing requires a multi-faceted effort that is tailored to local circumstances. Therefore, the curriculum does not provide a pre-packaged “program” to prevent hazing. Rather, it teaches participants how to engage in community change that is specific to your context. In other words, it teaches how to create prevention efforts that are more likely to result in change.

The Institute will prepare you to carry out four specific skills critical to prevention in your community or organization:

  1. Using a facilitator philosophy to guide our approach to hazing prevention

  2. Cultivating support across an interdisciplinary network of stakeholders

  3. Using data and research to identify the contributing factors to hazing, and

  4. Critiquing and improving hazing prevention initiatives

Registration

Thanks to the generous support of UT Dallas, we have been able to lower registration fees to $575 for 2019! Registration fees includes program attendance, resources from the faculty before and after the program, all program materials, lunches, dinners, snack breaks, and coffee and water in the meeting room.

Participants will be responsible for booking their own lodging through the conference hotel.

Registration is now open at the link below.