Hazing

Statewide Educational Plan for Preventing Hazing at Institutions of Higher Education

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Statewide Educational Plan for Preventing Hazing
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Introduction

Acts of hazing have occurred at campuses across the United States for far too long, leaving physical, psychological, and emotional scars that seldom heal quickly. Earlier this year, Governor Mike DeWine and the Ohio General Assembly sent a clear and direct message to everyone affiliated with colleges and universities in our state – taking important steps necessary to bring an end to hazing must be an Ohio priority.

Senate Bill 126, also referred to as Collin’s Law in honor of Collin Wiant, an 18-year-old man who died in a hazing incident in 2018, tasks the Chancellor of Higher Education with developing a statewide educational plan for preventing hazing at all of our institutions of higher education. This plan, along with additional resources to aid our colleges and universities in Ohio, has been provided to support the work of preventing hazing in our campus communities.

 

National Hazing Resources

  • The Gordie Center - The mission of the Gordie Center is to end hazing and substance misuse among college and high school students nationwide.
  • HazingPrevention.Org - HazingPrevention.Org is a national nonprofit dedicated to empowering people to prevent hazing.  Our goal is to educate people about the dangers of hazing, advocate for change, and engage the community in strategies to prevent hazing.
  • StopHazing - StopHazing’s mission is to promote safe and inclusive school, campus, and organizational environments through research, resource sharing, and the development of data-driven strategies for hazing prevention and the promotion of positive group climates.
  • Timothy J. Piazza Center for Fraternity and Sorority Research and Reform - The Timothy J. Piazza Center for Fraternity and Sorority Research and Reform establishes new insights into understanding the complex issues facing fraternity and sorority life and empowers higher education to help create a fraternity and sorority experience that is safer and more meaningful. The center produces actionable data to give practitioners, campuses, and headquarters the evidence needed to enact significant change on their campuses for the over 750,000 members across more than 770 campuses with fraternity and sorority life.