Hazing Prevention and Education Committee

Formed in 2013, the Hazing Prevention and Education Committee seeks to shift the campus culture concerning hazing by offering foundational education on hazing prevention and skills for positive behavior change. Our approach as a committee is fundamentally holistic and partnership-driven. We value the expertise of various stakeholders including students, staff and faculty and aim to engage community partners such as parents and alumni in our prevention efforts. In order to shift the campus culture concerning hazing, our committee organizes awareness-raising events, develops mass communication messages, and designs workshops and presentations that both demystify hazing behaviors and promote positive culture change.

Why Join?

Provide input and ideas

Advocate for safe student organization experiences

Learn about effective hazing prevention practices

Network with other students, faculty, and staff

Committee Initiatives & Supported Efforts:

The Hazing Prevention and Education Committee strives to eliminate hazing through research, education, and early intervention. Projects led by committee membership include:
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Planning and hosting National Hazing Prevention Week (NHPW)

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Developing resources for family members, alumni, student organization advisors, and other community stakeholders

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Advising the Student Hazing Prevention Leadership Team

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Executing social media and marketing efforts

The committee also provides input on the strategic direction of hazing prevention across campus. Additional initiatives for the campus and how to request workshops for faculty, staff and students and be found at hazing.utexas.edu. To stay up to date on hazing prevention across campus and within the committee, join the Hazing Prevention and Education Committee newsletter.

Committee Representation

  • UT Recreational Sports
  • Texas Parents
  • University Unions
  • Vice President of Student Affairs Development
  • Sorority and Fraternity Life
  • Longhorn Wellness Center
  • BeVocal
  • Office of the Dean of Students - Student Activities
  • McCombs School of Business
  • Cockrell School of Engineering
  • University Housing and Dining
  • Leadership and Ethics Institute
  • SHIFT
  • Student Organization Advisors
  • UT School of Nursing
  • Parents & Alumni

Student Organization Advisor Hazing Prevention Toolkit.

Contact Information

Chad Zimmerman

Chad ZimmermanSenior Assistant Director – Sport Clubs

chadzim@austin.utexas.edu

Grace Bova

Grace BovaCoordinator of Sorority and Fraternity Life

Grace.Bova@austin.utexas.edu