National Hazing Prevention Week 2021

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HazingPrevention.Org's 2021 National Hazing Prevention Week was Sept. 20-24, 2021. While hazing prevention is a year-round activity, the annual National Hazing Prevention Week focuses attention on this important issue every year as students return to campuses. 

This year's NHPW featured five days of virtual presentations and conversations about hazing prevention designed to empower attendees to raise awareness and promote prevention. Each day focused on a successful program across a broad spectrum of campus activities.  Our speakers shared their hazing prevention program stories and delivered takeaways that attendees could use on their own campuses.

The National Hazing Prevention Week Resource Guide is available here

This year's presentations can be viewed below.

Letter Campaign for Collin’s Law in Ohio - Speaker: Molly Shea Davis, Vice President of Development, Ohio University’s Women’s Panhellenic Association 


Breathe, Nolan Breathe - Speaker: Michael Rafo, M.A., Coordinator of Fraternity & Sorority Life, Florida Gulf Coast University 


How “Innocent Fun” Gets Out of Tune Fast - Speaker: Archie Messersmith-Bunting, Archie Cares, LLC


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


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




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I PLEDGE: to prevent hazing before it occurs, stop hazing when I see it happening, report it when I know it has transpired, and help empower others to do the same in their organizations, schools and communities.


  • Recognize the harm that hazing can cause both physically and psychologically;
  • Condemn the act of hazing on all levels;
  • Admonish those who haze and those who enable hazing through their silence, and;
  • Be an advocate for the prevention of hazing

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