Hazing Education Initiative


In our vision for a thriving community, Noles speak up! No student should be harmed or humiliated when finding their home away from home. Together, as proud Noles, we stand united in our dedication to a campus culture that values respect, support, and the well-being of each and every individual. We embrace hazing prevention as an ongoing process, not a one-time program, we envision a community of solidarity—a place where every voice contributes to the creation of a safe, respectful, and inclusive environment for all.


To inspire every member of the FSU community to be a champion of nonviolence, social justice, and advocacy.


Provide students, staff, and faculty the tools, support, and opportunities to shape a violence-free campus through the design and delivery of innovative and inclusive programming and services.


Our community uses an evidence-based approach to hazing prevention that values the student voice and recognizes prevention is a process not a program.



Effective Prevention Strategies

Effective prevention strategies address multiple levels and are based on the best available evidence, with emphasis on rigorous evaluation that measure changes in behavior. The primary principles for designing effective violence prevention interventions include:

  • Prevention-focused in addition to response-focused.
  • Comprehensive, addressing multiple types of violence, all campus constituents, and on and off-campus settings.
  • Planned and evaluated, using a systematic process to design, implement, and evaluate the initiative.
  • Strategic and targeted, addressing priority problems (and their risk and protective factors) identified through an assessment of local problems and assets.
  • Research-based, informed by current research literature and theory.
  • Multisectoral and collaborative, involving key campus stakeholders and disciplines.
  • Supported by infrastructure, institutional commitment, and systems.