Why We Exist: The University of Arizona Hazing Prevention Coalition exists to educate the Wildcat community about the dangers of hazing, advocate for change, and empower students, faculty, and staff to prevent hazing. 


History of the Coalition: The Fraternity & Sorority Programs (FSP) Office was approached in Fall 2012 about participation in the Hazing Prevention Consortium (Transforming Campus Hazing Cultures: Building an Evidence Base). The Hazing Prevention Consortium is a prevention and research initiative from the University of Maine National Collaborative for Hazing Research and Prevention. Staff from Fraternity & Sorority programs was able to work with other campus constituents to secure funding to participate in the study. Based on advice from the researchers from the University of Maine, the decision was made to create a hazing prevention coalition for the University of Arizona. The coalition began meeting in January 2013 and now has members from FSP, Residence Life, Campus Health, Club Sports, the Interfraternity Council, the Associated Students of the University of Arizona (ASUA), Athletics, PFA, Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Assessment, ROTC, Eller College of Business and the University of Arizona Police Department.

Fast forward to 2021, the Fraternity & Sorority Programs rejoined the Hazing Prevention Consortium and restarted the local hazing prevention coalition meetings. Members of the hazing prevention coalition include: Fraternity & Sorority Programs, Housing & Residential Life, Student Governance and Programs, Parent & Family Programs, Campus Health, Alumni & Student Engagement, Arizona Athletics, Student Assistance and Accountability, Parent & Family Association, Panhellenic Council, University of Arizona NROTC, United Sorority & Fraternity Council, Student Success & Retention Innovation, Eller College of Management, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, and Assessment and Research.

Our Foundational Reference 

Elizabeth J. Allan, Jessica M. Payne & David Kerschner (2018) Transforming the Culture of Hazing: A Research-Based Hazing Prevention Framework, Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 55:4, 412-425