Hazing Prevention

Data Analyzed From 90,000 U.S. Students Shows Hazing Prevention Education Succeeds in Changing Behavior and Intent

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HPO logoData Analyzed From 90,000 U.S. Students Shows Hazing Prevention Education Succeeds in Changing Behavior and Intent

LaGrange, GA – September 11, 2018Data collected from 90,000 course completions of Hazing Prevention: It’s Everyone’s Responsibility™, an online course by AliveTek and HazingPrevention.Org, indicates student education is working.

The results were evaluated by The Center for Digital Education (CDE)*. Overall, survey results indicate positive course impact on a number of hazing prevention metrics.  Over three-quarters of course-takers agree that after taking the course they feel more committed to prevent hazing. The results of the survey clearly show that students believe hazing is NOT ok.  Ninety-one percent of students in the pre- and post-surveys find hazing unacceptable.  In addition, post-course, 91% of students indicated they would be less likely to join an organization where hazing is expected to occur.

According to Sandy Mills-Alford, President & CEO of AliveTek and Prevent.Zone Principal, “We knew from reports that the course was working, but to see the full analysis is very exciting. We are in close communication with our partner institutions, and they share positive feedback from their student focus groups with us on a regular basis. To have a third party validate the data is extremely reassuring.”

Emily Pualwan, CEO & Executive Director of HazingPrevention.Org, stated “We now have over 40 universities in North America who have adopted our course and module to educate their students as well high schools taking our grades 9-12 model. We are now close to 150,000 student completions.”

Studies have shown that 95% of hazing goes unreported, which is a large part of the problem in prevention. After taking the course, 77% of course-takers have reported feeling more inclined to report hazing, and one of the phenomena that has been seen on campuses who have been using the course is an increase in reports of hazing on campus. While this may startle some, Pualwan adds, “This is quite a good thing. We know hazing is occurring in the shadows. We will not be able to eradicate it until students feel safe coming forward and being part of the solution.”

This study may be the largest sample of U.S. college students ever collectively surveyed on the topic of hazing education. For the full report, please visit http://prevent.zone/hazing/resources

*Data was collected in pre-course and post-course surveys from August 2014 through May 2018. 90,016 students took part in the surveys from across North America. The CDE report confirmed that according to National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) data, demographics of survey participation matches national enrollment by gender and race (with less than a 5% difference).


About AliveTek/Prevent.Zone

Prevent.Zone is a suite of courses by AliveTek, Inc. designed to educate students on current safety issues. AliveTek provides custom eLearning solutions to universities, schools and non-profit associations. The company is known for its innovative designs, consultative approach and personalized service offerings.


About HazingPrevention.Org™

HazingPrevention.Org™ is a national 501(c)3 organization dedicated to empowering people to prevent hazing, by providing education and resources, advocating on hazing prevention, and building partnerships with others. Major initiatives of the organization include National Hazing Prevention Week™, Prevent.Zone™ educational online courses, HazingPrevention.Org Institute & Academy™, books, and educational resources that touch the lives of thousands of individuals, organizations, campuses and communities.

For more information contact: Tracey Odette, info@prevent.zone