This week marks the beginning of HazingPrevention.Org’s National Hazing Prevention Week (NHPW). This year’s NHPW will feature five days of virtual presentations and conversations about hazing prevention that will empower attendees to raise awareness and promote prevention. As official partners of HazingPrevention.org, Alpha Omicron Pi encourage ALL to take part in helping to raise awareness about ending hazing for good.
Four steps to take action:
- Take the Hazing Prevention Pledge and share on social media to spread awareness
- Take part in HazingPrevention.Orgs daily trainings and encourage others to attend
- Share a photo sharing #TheseHandsDontHaze on social media
- If you see hazing, say something. AOII’s Hazing Hotline or call 1-855-230-1183 to leave a voicemail.
National Hazing Prevention Week Events
Each day will focus on a successful program across a broad spectrum of campus activities. HazingPrevention.org will also join with The Gordie Center to recognize National GORDIEday. Their speakers will share their hazing prevention program stories and deliver takeaways that attendees can use on their own campuses.
This year’s daily topics are:
Monday, Sept. 20│4:00 PM ET – Letter Campaign for Collin’s Law in Ohio – Speaker: Molly Shea Davis, Vice President of Development, Ohio University’s Women’s Panhellenic Association
Tuesday, Sept. 21│4:00 PM ET – Breathe, Nolan Breathe – Speaker: Michael Rafo, M.A., Coordinator of Fraternity & Sorority Life, Florida Gulf Coast University
Wednesday, Sept. 22│4:00 PM ET – How “Innocent Fun” Gets Out of Tune Fast – Speaker: Archie Messersmith-Bunting, Archie Cares, LL
Thursday, Sept. 23│4:00 PM ET – National GORDIEday – Liquid Courage: Alcohol and Hazing – Speakers: Susie Bruce, M.Ed., Director, and Jill Maurer, National Development & Program Coordinator, The Gordie Center, University of Virginia
Friday, Sept. 24│4:00 PM ET – Hazing Prevention and Intervention Strategies and Early Warning Signs Speakers: Pietro Sasso, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Stephen F. Austin University & Piazza Center Research Fellow; and Brian Joyce, Ph.D., Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life, George Washington University & Piazza Center Scholar