Blue Ribbon Committee on the Prevention of Hazing
In January 2017, following a reported hazing incident involving members of Drury University’s men’s swimming and diving team, President J. Timothy Cloyd directed that a committee be formed to study current university policies and procedures regarding hazing incidents on campus. In addition, President Cloyd tasked this committee to develop a comprehensive program for Drury’s campus that would, at a minimum, significantly improve efforts to prevent hazing of Drury students, but with the ultimate goal of eradicating hazing not only on Drury’s campus but college and university campuses across the country. It was a lofty goal; one which the committee embraced and resolved to find a new way forward. The final report was officially released on October 4, 2017.