The higher education community discussed this week how to best address a number of issues on college campuses; including post traumatic stress disorder, students on social media, hazing and bullying. The issues were themes at the 17th Annual Texas Higher Education Law Conference at the University of North Texas.
Marc Cutright, associate professor and director for the Center for Higher Education at UNT, said the conference gives higher education professionals resources for handling campus issues.
Cutright said the aim is for higher education experts to be able to answer: "What do I do if this situation comes up?"
Cutright said the proceeds of the two-day conference pay for scholarships for graduate students in higher education.
Kim Novak, a consultant and advocate for Campus Safety, urged campuses to work to prevent hazing -a problem that is not isolated to fraternities and sororities.
"Hazing happens all over the place," she said. Novak referred to the November 2011 hazing death of Robert Champion Jr., a drum major for Florida A&M University. Twelve former students face manslaughter charges in connection with that case.