Hazing Prevention Summit


The University of Virginia hosted an IFC-specific summit on hazing prevention on Friday, October 11 and Saturday, October 12, 2013. Kim Novak, a nationally recognized speaker and consultant on hazing prevention, served as the lead facilitator for this summit.

Click HERE for an agenda and overview of the Summit.


On April 4, 2013, University Dean of Students Allen Groves requested that all IFC fraternities initiate their new members within 72 hours in order to end the “pledging” period at the University. The decision to take such action was reflective of what the University believed in good faith to be a systemic problem of hazing and misconduct in the IFC community.

As a complement to this action, the University committed to initiating a programmatic intervention to advance our hazing prevention and education efforts.


The Summit on Hazing Prevention included representatives from all IFC Fraternities, the leadership of the Inter-Fraternity Council, alumni leadership, and inter/national headquarters representatives.

Post Summit Resources & Action Items:

PowerPoint Presentations (provided by Kim Novak)

Hazing Prevention Summary Notes (updated November 12,2013)