Although many departments and divisions on campus had their own hazing prevention content and programming prior to this, our campus’ centralized hazing prevention efforts began in 2019 with the formation of a Hazing Prevention Workgroup. Although the pandemic put this group’s effort on hold, with the return to in-person operations and the beginning of our membership in the National Hazing Prevention Consortium in fall 2021, this group became UCSB’s Hazing Prevention Coalition and received an official charge from Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Margaret Klawunn. 

Our campus Hazing Prevention Coalition is chaired by Dr. Emma Parker and includes members from 9 departments across campus.

As of fall 2022, we have members from the following departments:

  • Alcohol and Drug Program
  • Associated Students
  • Dean of Students Office
  • Department of Recreation
  • Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Office of International Students and Scholars
  • Office of Student Conduct
  • Residential and Community Living
  • Student Engagement and Leadership

Become a Member

We are always excited to welcome new members to the campus coalition and are eager to begin incorporating students into our roster. If you are interested or know someone who might be interested in joining the Coalition, please contact Emma Parker

First Year

The first year of our membership in the Hazing Prevention Consortium focused on assessment. Our campus coalition completed StopHazing's campus Hazing Prevention Rubric in fall 2021. In winter 2022, we invited 5000 students to participate and had 374 students complete the full survey. This is in keeping with response rates from other institutions nationwide and we look forward to sharing more data from this survey soon. During summer 2022, the Hazing Prevention Consortium carried out a "{virtual site visit," during which they spoke with a representative sample of constituents from various student populations, as well as with staff and administrators. 

Second Year

Year Two of our membership in the Consortium will focus on analyzing the data gathered during the Year One assessments and implementing pilot prevention programming.