in collaboration with the Piazza Center



August 6-7, 2024

NCAA Hall of Champions & Conference Center Indianapolis, Indiana

Hazing Prevention Network has been approved by the Higher Education Consortium for Student Affairs Certification to provide CE credit for Certified Student Affairs Educators (CSAEd™). Programs that qualify for CE credit in this program are clearly identified. Hazing Prevention Network is solely responsible for all aspects of this program. 

Registration Now Open

Individual and group registration is now open! If you are registering a group of four (4) or more individuals, email Todd Shelton for a discount code BEFORE starting registration. If you have questions, contact Todd Shelton.

Early Bird Rate: $499 (through April 30)
Regular Registration: $574 (May 1 through June 30)
Late Registration: $624 (July 1 through August 2)
No online registration after Aug 2.
Registration includes lunch on Aug. 6 & 7, breakfast on Aug. 7.

Who should attend: Professionals/advisors and graduate students across all student activities & organizations including athletics, fraternity & sorority life, recreation/club sports, performing arts, etc.

The Institute curriculum, developed in partnership with the Piazza Center, aims to address individual, organizational, and community-level hazing motivators, apply prevention concepts to your campus or organization, and identify strategies to disrupt hazing cultures. Participants will also learn change management strategies and leave with specific steps to enhance your comprehensive hazing reduction program.

Institute Location

NCAA Hall of Champions & Conference Center
700 W Washington St
Indianapolis, IN 46204

If you are staying at the Courtyard by Marriott, the NCAA Conference Center entrance is a short walk across West Washington Street and down the Central White River Trail across the pedestrian bridge.

Institute Format

This institute-style program will employ the Piazza Center Horizontal Hazing Model to identify the motivators and detractors for individual, organizational, and community participation in hazing. The program will scaffold learning through large group sessions and small group working sessions where participants apply research-informed concepts to the real-world environment. Participants will depart the institute with a working plan for implementing hazing intervention on their campus or in their organization.


As a result of participating in the Hazing Prevention Institute:

  • Participants will describe individual, organizational, and community level hazing motivators and barriers to hazing reduction.
  • Participants will describe three ways the Piazza Horizontal Hazing Model can be applied to their campus/organization.
  • Participants will apply the four components of situational strength to their campus/organization and will identify four strategies to disrupt situational strength.
  • Participants will identify four change management strategies they can employ in their hazing reduction efforts.
  • Participants will create a plan for enacting a comprehensive hazing prevention program. Three months post-institute, participants will report having taken steps outlined on their plan.

Tentative Schedule

August 6 – 8 AM to 5 PM (plus reception after 5 PM)
August 7 – 8 AM to 4 PM

Tentative topic time blocks include:

Welcome and Introductions, Institute Logistics
Opening Keynote
Why are you here? What do you hope to gain?
Our Time is Now
What we know about and why hazing happens: What the research says
What are the barriers that prevent us from eliminating hazing?
Second Keynote
What do we know about prevention best practices?
Disrupting Hazing: The 4 Cs of Situational Strength
Strategies for enacting change: Creating a plan that works
How to know if your plan is working
Working your plan
Share your plan with experts/like institutions to get feedback
Sharing of plans

Cancellation Policy

Once you have completed and submitted the Hazing Prevention Institute registration form, you are considered registered regardless of payment status. Cancellations made prior to June 30, 2024, will result in a refund of all but a $50 processing fee. Cancellations made between July 1, 2024, and July 31, 2024, will result in a refund of 50% plus a $50 processing fee. Cancellations made after July 31, 2024, are non-refundable.


If you have questions about the Hazing Prevention Institute, contact Todd Shelton, Executive Director.


Once again, our room block ($149/night) is at the Courtyard Marriott (601 W Washington St., Indianapolis) which is just across the street from the NCAA.

Deadline for booking in our room block is July 15, 2024.

Lead Facilitator

Dr. Emily Perlow is the Dean of Students at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, a Lecturer in the Counselor Education and Family Therapy Program at Central Connecticut State University, and is a Research Affiliate in the Center for Student Success Research at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She has a PhD in Educational Policy from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and an MA in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University. Her research in the area of hazing focuses on the role hazing plays in the construction and performance of gender identity enacted through adult play behaviors.  She most recently co-authored a monograph on hazing prevention and intervention research at the high school and college level. In addition to serving as the co-chair emeritus of the NASPA fraternity/sorority knowledge community, she volunteered for many years with the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors and Alpha Gamma Delta. Her research interests include hazing, masculinity, deviance among college populations, and marginalized populations in STEM.