With National Hazing Prevention Week (NHPW) being recognized around the country this week, I wanted to post a few links to some fantastic articles and blog posts that can be shared with students, advisors, friends, etc.
The Phi Delta Theta Fraternity blog has an amazing series of articles this week from some of the most respected names in the fraternal movement. I encourage you to read them all.
- Monday’s post comes from Hank Nuwer, likely the leading expert on hazing in the country. His post provides his “origin story” for how he became involved in his life’s work in bringing awareness to hazing issues and fighting for change. Many of us in the fraternity/sorority advising field know Hank, and have heard him speak. However, I don’t know if many have heard this story. You should also read Hank’s comments at the Florida A&M Town Hall meeting on hazing from last week.
- Tuesday’s post come from Gentry McCreary and Josh Shutts. It is titled, “Want to Fix a Hazing Problem in Your Chapter? Start by Fixing Your Brotherhood Problem.” It is a truly fascinating look at some of their research on brotherhood, and findings that may lead to a breakthrough in addressing hazing through brotherhood development.
- Wednesday’s post is from Mike Dilbeck, founder of the RESPONSE ABILITY Project, “I Refuse to Believe.” He has taken the lead on some excellent work in understanding and addressing bystander behavior.
- Today’s post is from Dr. Sparky Reardon is the Assistant Vice Chancellor/Dean of Students at the University of Mississippi. It is titled, “Looking for Some Heroes.” It provides some honest and experienced advice for students who want to make a change.
- Click here to see what they have on Friday!
Last Friday, the Diane Rehm Show on NPR, devoted the full hour to a program titled, “The Dangers Of Hazing And What’s Being Done About It.” Guest host Steve Roberts interviewed Hank Nuwer, Psychologist Susan Lipkins, Sara Lipka from the Chronicle of Higher Education, and Cornell University President Dr. David Skorton. You can listen to the program, or read the transcript, by going to the show’s website.
Dr. Gregory Parks, Assistant Professor of Law at Wake Forest, and writer and researcher on hazing issues in Black Greek-Lettered Organizations (BGLOs), has started writing for the Huffington Post. His first post on BGLO hazing, “Talkin’ ‘Bout Nothin’: Black Greek-letter Organizations and Hazing,” is posted today.