UT Austin Wellness Network

Hazing Prevention and Education Committee

Formed in 2013, the Hazing Prevention and Education Committee seeks to develop an array of practices to educate 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.

Committee Initiatives & Supported Efforts:

The hazing prevention and education committee strives to address hazing through a comprehensive lens and collaborative action.

  • Ongoing Education and Content Development: Committee meetings provide a space for ongoing education for committee members on hazing and effective prevention strategies. Committee members also contribute to hazing prevention initiatives across campus through content development and promotion.
  • 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. More information on the Hazing Prevention Consortium.
  • Presentations and Workshops: Request a workshop for your student organization, staff team, or faculty unit to learn more about hazing, how to intervene, support students and report. All trainings can be tailored to the needs of your group. To request a workshop contact Jenny Mason (Hazing Prevention and Education Committee co-chair). 
    • Creating Space for Change: Hosted by the UT Austin Office of the Dean of Students (DOS) and the Counseling and Mental Health Center (CMHC), this workshop is tailored to helping student organization members think intentionally about how they can create meaningful relationships in a healthy manner within their student organization experience. The workshop is interactive and students walk away inspired with ideas to further relationship building in their student organization experience. To request a workshop, please contact Jenny Mason (hazing prevention and education committee co-chair).  

Committee representation:

  • Office of the Dean of Students
  • Longhorn Wellness Center
  • RecSports
  • Texas Parents
  • University Unions
  • School of Nursing
  • Student Organization Advisors

Contact Information:

To get involved contact one of the co-chairs:
Jenny Mason
Michelle Emery

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