Hazing Prevention at Georgia College

Hazing prevention is a campus-wide initiative that addresses the problem of hazing through proactive measures — such as programs, activities, processes, and infrastructure — to prevent it before it happens (primary prevention) but also support and strengthen intervention and response (secondary and tertiary prevention) to hazing.

Hazing Prevention Team

The Hazing Prevention Team is a group of campus stakeholders charged with developing and meeting measurable prevention goals related to hazing, which may also encompass a focus on non-hazing strategies for building group cohesion; prevention of violence, sexual assault and harassment, drug and alcohol use; and other campus safety and prevention issues commonly associated with hazing.

Team Leaders: 
Rachel Pope, University Health Educator
Dr. Tom Miles, Dean of Students

Members:
Dr. Jennifer Graham, Director of the Women's Center and LGBTQ+ Programs
Emily Jarvis, Executive Director of Student Engagement and Director of Parent and Family Programs
Stacey Milner, Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life
Elizabeth Christopher, Director of Sorority Life
Drew Bruton, Associate Director of Wellness and Recreation
Jimmy Wilson, Associate Athletic Director, External Relations / Head Golf Coach
Kristy Johnson, Director of Student Activities and Organizations

Hazing Prevention Committees

The framework for the committee structure is based in part on the Hazing Prevention Framework, which was developed by StopHazing and Clery Center.*

Commitment and Capacity Team
Lead: Dr. Tom Miles, Dean of Students
Purpose: Investment of human, financial, and structural resources and public endorsement of actions to foster a campus climate that is inhospitable to hazing. Development of human and structural resources needed to effectively implement comprehensive, campus-wide hazing prevention at Georgia College.

Assessment and Evaluation Team
Lead and Members: Dr. Jennifer Graham (lead), and Drew Bruton
Purpose:  Use of multiple methods and sources to measure and characterize campus hazing within a given context to include formal documentation of the process and impact of prevention strategies as a means to measure and promote strategies with evidence of efficacy.

Planning and Implementation Team
Lead and Members: Rachel Pope (lead), Stacey Milner, Liz Christopher, Kristy Johnson, Jimmy Wilson, Emily Jarvis, and Dr. Jennifer Graham
Purpose: Use of assessment data to develop data-driven, intentional, and measurable prevention goals, including the development of prevention strategies tailored to specific populations in a given context. Understanding sociopolitical and other identity-based characteristics of students and student organizations, groups, and teams, and of the institutions and societal contexts in which they are situated. Use of specific strategies and approaches that are considered particularly promising for hazing prevention.

Sustainability Team
Lead and Members: Dr. Tom Miles (Lead) and Rachel Pope
Purpose: Ensure continuance, commitment, and momentum through persistent cultivation of programs, relationships, resources, and communication.

*Allan, E. J., Payne, J.M., Boyer, A., & Kerschner, D. (2018).  Hazing prevention toolkit for campus professionals.  StopHazing, Orono, ME and Clery Center, Strafford, PA.

Hazing Prevention Resources

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