Hank Nuwer is a professor at Franklin College and began researching hazing as an international human rights abuse issue and pushing prevention in high schools and on college campuses in 1978 with an article in Human Behavior. He has spoken on the topic on roughly 150 television and radio shows, including NPR, “Today Show,” CNN, ESPN, “Anderson Cooper 360” and “20/20”; has spoken at more than 100 universities, including Dartmouth, Cornell, University of Oregon, University of Toronto and University of Illinois; has authored dozens of scholarly articles and has been cited in roughly 200 scholarly books, dissertations and articles; he has written one play, one novel and four scholarly books on hazing, including “High School Hazing” and “The Hazing Reader.” His book, “Broken Pledges,” was made into an NBC Movie called “Moment of Truth: Broken Pledges.” He is considered an expert in the field both nationally and internationally, fielding dozens of interview requests annually.
In addition to serving for 32 NCSI, Nuwer is a founding board member of HazingPrevention.org, which honored him with naming its top award the “Hank Nuwer Anti-Hazing Award.” Former quarterback Peyton Manning was a past award recipient. Nuwer is also a founding board member for the Anti-Hazing Awareness Movement, a longtime Security on Campus adviser, a Kids-in-the-House expert on bullying and a columnist for Stophazing.org. He was granted an honorary doctorate from State University of New York for service and books related to hazing; he founded the Hazing Collection at SUNY’s Buffalo State College Library for scholarly research. He has written articles on hazing for Campus Safety Magazine, Athletic Business, Harper’s, the New York Times Sunday Magazine and Fraternal Law.
The author of four books on hazing will present on the strategies and best practices recommended to curtail hazing that were generated after years of work by the 32 National Campus Safety Initiative. Nuwer, lead consultant on the hazing work will discuss the recommendations put forth by the 32 NCSI Advisory Council, allowing webinar participants to self-score their own institution’s strengths and possible deficiencies in terms of eradicating the age-old campus safety problem. The webinar is geared toward veteran and newer administrators, staff and faculty.