The Hazing Investigator Certification is designed for student conduct and other higher education professionals who serve as investigators of alleged hazing. This certification course utilizes the Dyad Model Code of Student Organization Conduct as a framework for how campuses should adjudicate student organization conduct, specifically the utilization of an independent investigator model for investigating allegations of hazing and other forms of misconduct.

As a result of participating in the Hazing Investigator Certification certification, participants will:

  • Be able to articulate the connections between group culture and hazing

  • Be able to articulate research findings connected to hazing motivation

  • Be able to articulate the framework of the Dyad Model Code of Student Organization Conduct and the role that an independent investigator plays within that model

  • Be able to define and synthesize the key elements of questioning strategy for hazing investigations

  • Be able to demonstrate proficiency in writing hazing investigation reports

Certification Format

Introduction Online Course – Released on July 25, 2020

All attendees will engage in a multi-module online course that provides a foundation framework for understanding hazing investigations. Attendees will proceed through this course at their own pace and have access for 90 days.


Virtual Training – Friday, October 16

This one day long virtual training will allow attendees to learn from experts in the industry and dive deep into the material. Attendees will have access to a recording of Virtual Training for 30 days.


In-Person Training – December 1, 2020 in Chicago, IL

Attendees will have the opportunity to attend a 1-day in-person training facilitated by experts in the field and engage with colleagues from around the country. This in-person experience will round out the educational content for the certification.


Certification Information

 

Registration Fee: $1500
  • All participants of the Hazing Investigator Certification also receive access to the Hazing Prevention Educator Certification.
  • Participants interested in all three certifications can register for all programs for $2,500 (Value of $3,750)

Please contact CAMPUSPEAK directly for institutional or organizational group pricing.
Participants will receive an invoice upon completing their registration. Registration can be paid via check or credit card.

Registration Includes
    • Introduction online course
    • Daylong virtual training held in October
    • Daylong in-person training held in December
    • Interactive, Hands-on Training
    • Breakfast & Lunch during in-person training days
    • All Participant Materials
In-person Training Location
  • In-person Hazing Investigator Certification will be held in Chicago, IL.
  • Conference Hotel: Additional Information will be made available at a later date. Participants are responsible for their own lodging expenses.
  • Transportation: All participants are responsible for their transportation expenses.

Certification Faculty

Gentry McCreary, Ph.D. serves as the CEO and Managing Partner of Dyad Strategies, LLC, a consulting firm that supports fraternities and sororities, as well as colleges and universities, through applied research and assessment. He is also a consultant with TNG Consulting (formerly the National Center for Higher Education Risk Management). In that role, he trains college and university leaders in areas related to the prevention, investigation, and adjudication of hazing. Prior to his work in consulting, Gentry’s career in higher education spanned over a decade. Most recently, he served as the Associate Dean of Students at the University of West Florida. Previously, he served a combined seven years as the Director of Greek Affairs at the University of Alabama and at Middle Tennessee State University. His research examines the psychological roots of fraternity hazing, the moral development of college students, and the roots of fraternal brotherhood and sisterhood. He has twice been awarded the Charles Eberly Oracle Award from the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors, an award recognizing the most outstanding scholarship in the fraternity/sorority industry. Gentry is a frequently sought-after expert on issues related to Greek Life, organizational misconduct, and hazing prevention. He has appeared on the Today Show, NBC Nightly News, CNN Headline News, and he is a regular contributor to the Chronicle of Higher Education. Gentry is a member of Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity.

Jonathan Sanders, Ph.D. is the Associate Dean of Students and Director of Student Advocacy & Accountability at Louisiana State University, where he leads a staff to address behavioral and academic misconduct, to include organizational misconduct, along with working with students in crisis, distress or of concern. Jonathan has over thirteen years of experience working with organizational misconduct, including fraternities and sororities, as he previously served as the Assistant Dean and Associate Director of Greek Life at LSU. While at LSU, Jonathan was part of a team whose work led to the development of a conduct process to address concerns within the Greek community. This work led him to his dissertation research as part of his doctoral degree in Higher Education Administration from LSU. His dissertation, entitled “Conduct Issues with Fraternities and Sororities: University Processes Evaluated at Four-Year Universities,” was subsequently awarded the Dissertation of the Year Award by the Association for Student Conduct Administration. Jonathan a member of AFA, NASPA, and ASCA.  Jonathan has consulted with numerous campuses on developing a conduct process that appropriately addresses conduct issues with Greek communities and enjoys continued research on this topic in his spare time. Jonathan is a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, who awarded him the Order of the Lion in 2013.

W. Scott Lewis, J.D. is a partner with TNG Consulting and is a co-founder and advisory board member of the Association of Title IX Administrators and the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association. He has served as the Acting Chief Officer for Response and Resolution for the United States Center for Safe Sport, as Special Advisor to Saint Mary’s College, as Associate Vice Provost at the University of South Carolina, and as a Student Conduct and Residence Life administrator at Texas A&M University. Scott brings over fifteen years of experience as a student affairs administrator, faculty member, and consultant in higher education. He presents regularly throughout the country, assisting colleges and universities with legal, conduct, and risk management issues, as well as policy development and implementation. He serves as an author and editor in a number of areas including legal issues in higher education, campus safety and student development, campus conduct board training, and other higher education issues. He is a member of NASPA, ACPA, CAI, SCCPA, is a past-president of ASCA. He completed his undergraduate degree in Psychology and his graduate degree in Higher Education Administration at Texas A&M University and received his Law degree and mediation training from the University of Houston. Scott is a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity.

Isabelle Caputo, M.S. serves as the Associate Director of Student Rights & Responsibilities at the University of Denver.  Isabelle has previously worked in fraternity/sorority life as the fraternity/sorority advisor at Colorado School of Mines. Her previous roles also include work in Housing and Residence Life. In her current role at Denver University, Isabelle oversees the operations of the Student Rights & Responsibilities process including organizational conduct cases. Isabelle has been instrumental in the development of a new organizational misconduct policy and procedure at Denver that was inspired by the framework of this Model Code. She is a member of AFA, ASCA, and NASPA. Isabelle is a member of Pi Beta Phi fraternity. 

Tony Miller serves as the Director of Student Conduct & Title IX Coordinator for Students at the Univerisity of Montevallo. Tony has lead and facilitated multiple Greek letter organizations hazing investigations. Tony has trained other hazing investigators and investigated organizations from IFC, NPC, and NPHC councils. Tony has also done numerous presentations for Greek-letter organizations about leadership, hazing, and alcohol awareness. Tony has served on the Board of Directors for Student Affairs Professionals in Higher Education, Alabama (NASPA-AL), and Board of Directors for the Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA). Tony strives to assist students with bringing their actions into congruence with their values.

Additional Questions?

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