BGSU to host 2nd annual Ohio Anti-Hazing Summit


In its commitment to leading hazing prevention and education across the state and nation, Bowling Green State University will host the second annual Ohio Anti-Hazing Summit on Aug. 1 in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

The summit will feature BGSU President Rodney Rogers, state leaders, national experts and speakers, including Shari and Cory Foltz, parents of BGSU student Stone Foltz who died following an off-campus event that was later determined to be hazing in 2021.

The event will welcome K-12 and college professionals from around the state, including practitioners for fraternities, sororities, student groups and clubs, athletic coaches, volunteers, advisors and university conduct staff. This free summit will focus on prevention education, innovative resources, best practices and strategies to eliminate hazing that has plagued college campuses and K-12 school systems nationwide.

Last year, BGSU welcomed nearly 200 education professionals and volunteers for the first-of-its-kind summit in the state of Ohio to hear from national experts and state and education leaders on hazing prevention during the daylong event.

“We were incredibly pleased with the support of last year’s Ohio Anti-Hazing Summit, bringing national experts in hazing prevention directly to educators and practitioners in our region,” said Ben Batey, BGSU chief health and wellness officer and hazing prevention coordinator. “We are looking forward to continued dialogue and actionable planning to further our work in eradicating hazing across our state and nation.”

A detailed schedule and additional information will be released in the coming weeks at

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