The GIN Anti-Hazing iPhone App was developed to provide an easy, handheld way for users to learn about, prevent, and report hazing as it occurs. Because we believe that ending hazing has to begin with an understanding of what hazing is and why it’s problematic, the App includes information on identifying hazing behaviors, hidden dangers of hazing, and links to valuable resources for prevention.
Along with this resource information, the App allows a user to document and report hazing behavior—when they see it happening. How does it work? The application allows users to provide details on an observed incident, along with photos or video. All provided information is submitted confidentially and anonymously, if desired.
With the Anti-Hazing iPhone App, users have a mobile resource for learning about hazing and more importantly, taking action.
Benefits of the App to Users:
The Anti-Hazing App makes it easy for users to learn about and report hazing, right from their mobile phones.
It’s free! (anyone in the USA can download the free iPhone App right from the AppStore)
It’s mobile and accessible at any time
Provides access to resources and state-by-state facts about hazing
Allows for recording and reporting hazing to organizations
Acts as a deterrent, since people now know there are (iPhone) cameras all over campus and other places
It takes the guesswork out of knowing who to call or how to report an incident
How a User Submits a Report:
The user selects the organization(s) that will receive the report.
The user enters optional information - who, what, where and when-about the hazing event.
The user selects photo(s) and/or video(s) that will be submitted, if desired.
The user reviews the information and clicks the submit button. A message will pop up to confirm that the information was sent.
After a report is submitted, administrators in the organization chosen to receive the report get an instant email and text message that there is a new hazing report. The administrators then login to a website to view the photos/videos/details from the report.
About this App:
As part of the ongoing effort to end hazing in student organizations and sports teams, Group Interactive Networks (GIN) developed this Anti-Hazing application after consulting with leaders in the anti-hazing community. This group of professionals assisted us with the planning of the application prior to launch and provided knowledge and resource content. These professionals served in a volunteer capacity and received no compensation for their work, and GIN greatly appreciates their assistance and donated content. The leaders we consulted include:
Mike Dilbeck, Creator and Producer, RESPONSE ABILITY project
Dr. Kent Garder, Executive Director, Order of Omega
Dr. Adam Goldstein, Associate Dean of Students, Florida State University
Steve Good, Director of Education and Technology, Phi Delta Theta Fraternity
Dr. Malinda Matney, member of the Association for Institutional Research, the Association for the Study of Higher Education, the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors, and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
Click hereto read the press release about the Application. Can an application make a difference in the anti hazing effort? We think it can.
Not only do we think this technology can help make learning about hazing and reporting it easy—we think there is deterrent value in the app. According to HazingPrevention.org, In 95% of cases where students identified (their) experience as hazing, they did not report the events to campus officials. 36% of students said they would NOT report hazing primarily because "there's no one to tell."
If your organization is interested using this App, contact us for details. Call 888-GIN-System (888-446-7978) or email us at
Tell us the primary contact name, address, phone number and email address. Mail a check for 1-year’s payment. Within 3 business days you will receive a username and password to access incoming hazing reports, as well as marketing materials and other information to help you enjoy all of the benefits of this App. It’s that quick and easy to help make a difference!
The application is always free for user-download from the App Store. Councils, Greek Life Offices, and national organizations can pay a small annual fee for use of the App and the ability to access hazing reports. There is no setup fee. The annual fee for the application includes the following:
Setup of the application
Detailed walkthrough of the application
Updates to the application as required due to changes in the Apple platform
Ongoing monitoring of the application for problems and bugs, updates as required
Updates to the specific content areas of the Application, including updates as hazing data or state-specific laws change
User support via phone, email, or chat, for individuals trying to locate the application or those with questions about the application
User support and troubleshooting via phone, email or chat, for individuals who download the application
General customer service via phone to 888-GIN-SYSTEM,
User support for participating organizations' staff members, including training regarding use of the application and pulling of reports
Regular hosting, backups, and security for the application
Text messaging costs for notification of reports
Use of the app 365 days/year
Sense of security because organization receives reports
Knowledge that students have the option to send a report immediately
Ability to update phone/email list anytime (for report notifications)
Ability to view submitted reports at any time (current and previous).
Annual Fee: $250 for high schools and Greek Councils (councils at one college/university can split the cost and all get hazing reports), $500 for universities, Greek Life Offices, and National organizations