How is Hazing a Part of the K-20 Educational Culture?

Ronald W. Holmes

By Ronald W. Holmes, Ph.D.
Vice President/ Education Editor

Participating in extra-curricular activities and be­ing hazed by perpetrators is a part of the kindergarten-college educational culture for middle and high school students and college stu­dents.

In fact, many students report participating in haz­ing rituals to feel closer as a group, gain approval by their peers and get revenge from their hazing experi­ence. Other students par­ticipate in hazing because they are uneducated about what constitutes hazing be­havior, pressured and influ­enced by the culture of the environment.

Because of the psycho­logical and physical effects of hazing, The Holmes Ed­ucation Post and Einestine Technology Services have formed a partnership to develop an online national anti-hazing curriculum on “How to Eradicate Hazing” from the educational insti­tution’s culture.

The objectives of this on­line program are to: (1) pro­vide an online curriculum that can educate students on the policies, procedures and laws on anti-hazing preventions; (2) provide a historical, psychologi­cal, sociological, legal and cultural perspectives of the negative effects of hazing and (3) provide students with alternative methods for implementing accept­able initiation rites.

The online curriculum will include a 60-minute program for students and a 30-minute program for faculty and administrators. It can be adapted to fit any educational institution’s brand and made available in multiple platforms in­cluding OSX, Android, Windows, as well as device agnostic (tablet, phone, laptop). For educational in­stitutions to view a sample of the program, please go to The Holmes Education Post or the Einestine Tech­nology Services website. If you are interested in in­corporating this anti-hazing program into your curricu­lum, please email us.

Dr. Ronald Holmes is the author of seven books, “Education Questions to be Answered,” “Cur­rent Issues and Answers in Education,” “How to Eradicate Hazing,” “Pro­fessional Career Paths” “Your Answers to Educa­tion Questions,” “How to revitalize the National Bap­tist Convention, USA, Inc.” and “Completing the Dis­sertation: Tips, techniques and real-life experiences from Ph.D. graduates.” He is publisher of “The Holmes Education Post,” an education focused In­ternet newspaper. Holmes is a former teacher, school administrator and district superintendent. He can be reached at rwh@the­holmeseducationpost.