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Coming Up! Hazing Prevention Week 


September 22-26, 2014 is National Hazing Prevention Week. HazingPrevention.Org, a national organization dedicated to empowering people to prevent hazing, defines hazing as, "any action taken or any situation created intentionally that causes embarrassment, harassment or ridicule and risks emotional and/or physical harm to members of a group or team, whether new or not, regardless of the person's willingness to participate." Campuses can visit the National Hazing Prevention Week website to learn more about hazing prevention programs, download a resource guide, register for webinars and view a variety of resources. For your convenience, additional information and resources on this topic have been compiled and are provided on our website.

The Role of Men In Stemming Sexual Assaults on Campus  


For years, the majority of sexual assault programs and prevention strategies have been provided by and targeted toward women. However, as the sexual assault epidemic on campuses has gained national attention over the past 18 months, more research studies and programs, like Men Can Stop Rape, are stressing the importance of men's involvement to help stop sexual assaults. A recent story by NPR, "The Power of The Peer Group in Preventing Campus Rape," quoted John Foubert, a researcher who studies rape prevention among young men at Oklahoma State University, as stating "One of the things that matters most to boys and emerging adult men is the opinion of other men." Foubert's research has resulted in a training manual used by national groups such as One In Four, which offers a specific men's program in addition to its women's program. The National Center's Director Kim Vansell was recently interviewed about the importance of bringing men into the sexual assault prevention conversation. Read the article and see the video here.  


Professional Training Opportunities 


Title: The Alarming Truth: Free Campus Fire Safety Resources Webinar

Date: Monday, September 22, 2014 at 1:00 PM EDT

Host: Clery Center


Information & Registration 


Title: Challenging Hazing and Yourself: A Panel Discussion with HazingPrevention.Org's Anti-Hazing Heroes  

Date: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 1:00 PM EDT

Host: HazingPrevention.Org 

Fee: $50

Information & Registration 

Title: Body Worn Camera Webinar   

Date: Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 1:00 PM EDT

Host: IACLEA  

Fee: Free (for IACLEA members only) 

Information & Registration 


Sexual Violence Training Video

North Carolina State University has created a 16-minute training video, 'Respect the Pack', on recognizing, preventing, and reporting sexual violence. Included in the video are embedded vignettes on consent and bystander intervention. The video can be found here. 
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This project was supported by Grant No. 2013-MU-BX-K011 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the US Department of Justice.