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Hazing Prevention and Education Committee


Formed in 2013, the Hazing Prevention and Education Committee seeks to develop an array of evidence based practices to target student organizations and other university constituencies in an effort to shift the campus culture concerning hazing. Our committee strives to formulate recommendations to equip students, faculty, staff, and other stakeholders who work with student organizations with the skills and tools to proactively address hazing and intervene as appropriate. Through our committee’s work and partnerships, our aim is to cultivate a community where every student organization makes the choice to treat each member with respect and dignity.

All campus community members with an interest in hazing prevention and developing a culture of preventing harm within student groups are welcome to join the Hazing Prevention and Education Committee. Email Jenny Mason to learn more or to get involved.

Initiatives

The Hazing Prevention and Education Committee provides the following initiatives in order to empower individuals to prevent hazing:

Hazing Prevention Guide for Faculty and Staff

Our committee supports education for all campus stakeholders who have the opportunity to identify, support and intervene with students experiencing hazing. The Hazing Prevention Guide for Faculty and Staff serves as a comprehensive resource for faculty and staff to better understand how to identify and report incidents of hazing.

Presentations and Workshops

If you are interested in holding a workshop on hazing for your organization, department, or team please reach out to Jenny Mason (Jennifer.mason@austin.utexas.edu).

Hazing Prevention Consortium

The University of Texas at Austin is a proud member of the Hazing Prevention Consortium led by Dr. Elizabeth Allan, Professor of Higher Education at University of Maine, alongside a research team and prevention experts from StopHazing.org. The Hazing Prevention Consortium supports member campuses over a three year period to develop evidence based practices for hazing prevention through campus climate assessments, data collection and collaboration with fellow consortium member campuses. For more information on the Hazing Prevention Consortium click here.

Coming Soon...

The Hazing Prevention and Education Committee is dedicated to changing the culture concerning hazing and we will continue to update this page as we establish initiatives and programs designed to address the critical work of preventing hazing at The University of Texas at Austin.


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JENNY MASON, M.ED.

Leadership:
Jenny Mason, M.ED.


Jenny Mason coordinates prevention and risk management education for all student organizations at The University of Texas at Austin. Jenny completed her undergraduate studies at Texas Christian University in Early Childhood Education and received her Master of Higher Education Administration degree at UT. Jenny brings with her vast experience of working with sorority and fraternity life communities across the country.

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