National Hazing Prevention Week
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    September 22-26, 2014

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Hazing prevention is a 365-day-a-year responsibility

 

National Hazing Prevention Week is an opportunity for campuses, schools, communities, organizations and individuals to promote the prevention of hazing. HazingPrevention.Org is the organizer of NHPW.

Although NHPW is officially designated for the last full week of September, HazingPrevention.Org encourages observance at whatever time of the year it fits best into your schedule. Even more, we encourage you to think about hazing prevention every day of the year, not for just one week. 

Utilizing a national awareness week is a great way to bring attention to the problem of hazing. This week allows us to educate students, coaches, administrators, parents, faculty and staff, coaches, athletic and recreational sports directors, band leaders, residence hall leadership, community members, local and campus police, and others to not just recognize hazing, but to learn ways they can prevent it from occurring in the first place. This week should be one part of an overall, year-round hazing prevention plan in your community. To learn more about comprehensive prevention planning, read Linda Langford’s paper on the topic.

The ultimate goal is to prevent hazing from happening in the first place. Through strong educational efforts, diligent policy reinforcement, and comprehensive and ongoing community efforts, we can accomplish that goal.

Want to be a part of it? Visit our National Hazing Prevention Week microsite to learn everything you need to know to plan and execute your NHPW observance for one week or every single day of the year. To get started, check out the 2013 NHPW Planning & Product Guide