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.
Hosted in partnership with Hazing Prevention Network
Real Talk. Real Solutions. This dynamic educational experience utilizes a cultural, operational, and legal framework specially designed to empower students with a comprehensive understanding of risks associated with hazing. Students gain tools to enable them to change their communities.
Hosted jointly by the Harbor Institute and StopHazing, this internship offers a virtual experience and opportunity for students to gain practical knowledge, develop professional competencies, and connect with leaders in the field of hazing prevention, leadership development, and DEI. Harbor Institute and StopHazing are seeking student interns to join our high-energy, collaborative, and remote team. Interns will assist in the development of short form resources, research-to-practice projects, resource distribution, programmatic logistics, and hazing prevention initiatives. Expectation of a minimum of 10 hours/week for the semester/term; applicants seeking course credit are preferred.
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Interactive Hazing Prevention Educational Experience for
Culturally Based Fraternal Organizations (CBFOs)
In this interactive and engaging session participants will learn:
● Develop critical thinking skills
● Develop an understanding of change processes, and be able to think critically about obstacles to change as it relates to their leadership development
Knowledge Acquisition, Integration and Application:
● Participants will be able to integrate their lived experiences into their personal leadership development process
● Participants will gain a greater understanding of their own personal identities, how their identities shape their personal leadership
● Participants will learn to explore, re-evaluate and actualize their personal values.
● Participants will develop and build a sense of confidence and belief in themselves, their ideas and their life decision choices. Their confidence will allow them to be challenged without feeling minimized. This will be reinforced by networking, and speaking to others
Rasheed Ali Cromwell, Esq. is one of the leading authorities on fraternity and sorority life on college campuses. Through the Harbor Institute, he has presented dynamic keynote speeches, interactive and engaging training sessions, and consulting for thousands of students/ administrators at over 300 colleges/universities in 45 states.
Mr. Cromwell taught and co-developed the curriculum for the Fraternal Values and Leadership Series at Howard University (Washington,DC)(2010-2015). Additionally, he served as a co-professor and co-developed the curriculum for a Black Greek leadership class at The Ohio State University (OSU)(Columbus) from (2010-2013) which the university required as a pre-requisite to any membership intake process at OSU. He also facilitates advisor training for NPHC advisors across the country with the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) at their national conferences (2010, 2011, 2013) and also served as a member of the anti-hazing task force at Florida A&M University (Tallahassee, Florida) and chair of the 3rd District (Washington, DC and Virginia) Stop The Violence Committee Chair for Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. He is co-founding faculty of the Cross Cultural Fraternal Advisors Institute and was recently was highlighted in the Association of Fraternal and Sorority Advisors (AFA) Essentials magazine (Dec 2018), AFLV’s connections magazine on Multiculturalism in Greek life(March 2018), ebony.com for co-authoring an article about the movie Burning Sands, Essence magazine’s feature on social justice in Black Greek Sororities (July 2015, Reality v. Roots) and has published articles in Hazing Prevention’s annual National Hazing Prevention Week Resource (July 2017,Sept 2015) guide.
He later founded and is currently President of The Harbor Institute, a premier educational consulting firm, based out of Washington D.C. He specializes in the areas of hazing prevention/intervention, cultural competency, leadership development and recruitment/retention regarding culturally-based fraternal organizations (CBFOs) and is the co-author of The Harbor Institute’s Guide to CBFOs (2022). He currently volunteers in his Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. graduate chapter, Kappa Psi, in Washington, DC and as attorney/advisor for DC-National Pan-Hellenic Council (DCNPHC). He also practices law serving as in-house counsel for the Tran Arrowsmith law firm.
"Great takeaways! Important topics we’re scared to talk about, but we all need to hear."
"Rasheed kept it real"
"Very insightful, instead of demoralizing our organizations they gave us tips on how to bring us up"
"I love how interactive it was. I also like how realistic the speaker is when talking about changing the way things are."
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INDEPENDENT LENS Season 24 Episode 1 | 1h 43m 28s
Hazing is a widespread, far-reaching practice fueled by tradition, secrecy, groupthink, power, and the desire to belong in fraternities and sororities on college campuses across the U.S. Filmmaker Byron Hurt embarks on a deeply personal journey to understand the underground rituals of hazing, revealing the abuse and the lengths college students will go to fit in.