Lost in Translation: Cultural Competency in Hazing Prevention Efforts – with Rasheed Ali Cromwell


    Cross-pledging, burning sands, pledge lines, crossing over, paper vs. made, running the gauntlet – how familiar are you with these terms? While more than 80% of hazing incidents involve alcohol, a bigger percentage of hazing incidents in culturally based fraternal organizations (CBFOs) do not. How do gender dynamics fit into this mix? What else might you be missing in your hazing prevention strategies? Join Attorney Rasheed Ali Cromwell, President of the Harbor Institute, as he discusses how all hazing is not the same, and effective and impactful hazing prevention efforts must also address solutions from a culturally competent lens. Rasheed blends his legal background and cultural expertise to breakdown complex difficult issues in a relatable way. He specializes in the areas of hazing prevention/intervention, cultural competency, leadership development and CBFOs and has presented at over 300 colleges and universities in 45 states. Attorney Cromwell was featured on the award-winning PBS documentary “Hazing”, is published in numerous articles and journals , and is the author of The Harbor Guide to Culturally Based Fraternal Organizations, 2nd Edition (2022). He currently serves as of counsel for the FSLG law firm and volunteers as the attorney for the Washington, D.C. National Pan-Hellenic Council (DCNPHC). Hosted in partnership with the Harbor Institute.