Center fro Support and Intervention - Violence Prevention Collaborative, University of California, Berkeley

Hazing Prevention Collaborative

About HPC

The Hazing Prevention Collaborative is a multidisciplinary group of students and staff who have come together to reduce and prevent hazing in the UC Berkeley community. We seek to shift the campus culture of organizational initiation to one of belonging, community responsibility, and transparency.  Our objectives will be met through alignment with the evidence-based Hazing Prevention Framework, and the action of three working groups:

  • Website and Resource Materials Development
  • Training and Education
  • Policy and Procedures

 

Through this collaborative we plan to provide ethical alternatives to hazing behaviors, allowing student organizations, teams, and groups to contribute to a culture of care and wellness

 

The HPC evolved from the Violence Prevention Collaborative, beginning in 2019. Since its inception in 2014, VPC has collaboratively produced multiple violence and harm prevention initiatives and will continue to work on shifting campus culture, providing education and learning opportunities, and empowering active bystanders within the Cal community.

 

The Hazing Prevention Collaborative is comprised of undergraduate students, graduate students, and professional staff members from a variety of organizations and departments on campus. Our focus is building strong partnerships across various roles and positions on campus in order to engage in meaningful and community-based hazing prevention work. If you or your organization/department are interested in having a member in HPC, please contact us at aly.jarocki@berkeley.edu.

 

Current Membership

Aly Jarocki (Co-Chair), Violence Prevention and Education Program Coordinator, Center for Support and Intervention

Erin Slater-Wu (Co-Chair), Independent Hearing Officer, Division of Student Affairs

Ryan Cobb, Intercollegiate Athletics

Rebecca Wallace, Center for Student Conduct

Meg Tully, Rec Sports

Frank Albergo, LEAD Center

Deepak Sharma, LEAD Center

Vanessa Jara, New Student Services

Dale Morrow, Residential Life

Erika Walker, Haas School of Business

Christina Galli, Rec Sports

Mariana Matthews, Path to Care Center

Robert Thompson, Intercollegiate Athletics

Marissa Reynoso, LEAD Center

Nicole Gilbreth, LEAD Center

Aaron Cohen, Counseling and Psychological Services

 

 

2016-2017               

Social Norms Mini-Grant

VPC collaborated with the PATH to Care Center to administer and evaluate the Social Norms Mini-Grant and provided ongoing support to campus grantees.

"Bears Got Your Back"

VPC designed a community norms campaign "Bears Got Your Back" to encourage individual interventions by highlighting and uplifting community protective behaviors. We wanted to put faces to how people look out for one another in order to promote positive support as a campus norm. The campaign was slated to be featured in the Golden Bear Orientation (August 2017) and other campus publicity.

 

2014-2015

It's On Us Campaign

VPC created and launched Berkeley's very own version of the national It's On Us campaign. VPC members looked to the Cal community for nominations of students, faculty, and staff to feature in the campaign. Students led the way in the creation of the posters and banners, including the photography and graphic design of 13 unique images.

The campaign launched in January 2015 with large lamp post banners across campus and hundreds of posters in dozens of buildings. Community members quickly took note of the captivating images and powerful messages, as covered in this Daily Cal article. The lamp post banners remained up until December 2015, and the posters are still prominently displayed in buildings throughout campus.

 

For all 13 banners, visit our BTC FB page.

2016-2017               

Social Norms Mini-Grant

VPC collaborated with the PATH to Care Center to administer and evaluate the Social Norms Mini-Grant and provided ongoing support to campus grantees.

"Bears Got Your Back"

VPC designed a community norms campaign "Bears Got Your Back" to encourage individual interventions by highlighting and uplifting community protective behaviors. We wanted to put faces to how people look out for one another in order to promote positive support as a campus norm. The campaign was slated to be featured in the Golden Bear Orientation (August 2017) and other campus publicity.

 

2014-2015

It's On Us Campaign

VPC created and launched Berkeley's very own version of the national It's On Us campaign. VPC members looked to the Cal community for nominations of students, faculty, and staff to feature in the campaign. Students led the way in the creation of the posters and banners, including the photography and graphic design of 13 unique images.

The campaign launched in January 2015 with large lamp post banners across campus and hundreds of posters in dozens of buildings. Community members quickly took note of the captivating images and powerful messages, as covered in this Daily Cal article. The lamp post banners remained up until December 2015, and the posters are still prominently displayed in buildings throughout campus.

 

For all 13 banners, visit our BTC FB page.