WHAT YOU CAN DO
Hazing is everyone’s problem. That’s why it’s also everyone’s responsibility.
At HazingPrevention.Org™, our mission is to empower people – everyone – to prevent hazing. How can you be empowered?
IF YOU WITNESS A HAZING INCIDENT OR SOMEONE IS IN DANGER CALL 911
Please note that HazingPrevention.Org is not a reporting agency for hazing. If you or someone else is in immediate danger please immediately dial 911.
If you want to report a hazing incident or a suspected incident that is not immediately putting someone in danger, contact your campus security office, your organization’s headquarters and/or other state or local designated reporting authority. Many schools and organizations require that you report what you witness!
LEARN WHAT HAZING IS
Familiarize yourself with the definition of hazing: HAZING is any action taken or any situation created intentionally that causes embarrassment, harassment or ridicule and risks emotional and/or physical harm to members of a group or team, whether new or not, regardless of the person’s willingness to participate.
- Take responsibility, when you see it occurring or when it happens to you
- Speak up and reporting it immediately – you may save a life!
- Make others aware of what hazing is and their responsibility for preventing it – hazing prevention is everyone’s responsibility
FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH LOCAL POLICIES AND LAWS
Every school, college or university, national organization, athletic department and workplace has an anti-hazing policy and most, a procedure for reporting violations of that policy. Make sure you know what those policies are and be prepared to use the reporting process if necessary. Nearly every state in the U.S. has laws against hazing as well, which means it’s a misdemeanor or felony that should be reported to law enforcement. You can find state laws here: https://hazingprevention.org/home/hazing/statelaws/
START A PREVENTION MOVEMENT ON YOUR CAMPUS
National Hazing Prevention Week (NHPW) is officially recognized during the third week of September each year, but you can help prevent hazing year round! If you would like to start a program on campus, raise awareness about hazing and how to prevent it, and encourage your fellow students to join you, you can learn more about the resources available to you here https://hazingprevention.org/home/prevention/national-hazing-prevention-week/
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TAKE THE HAZING PREVENTION PLEDGE AND ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO AS WELL!
CLICK HERE to take the Hazing Prevention Pledge
ADDITIONAL RESOURCE: GREEK ANTI-HAZING HOTLINE
There is a Greek Anti-Hazing Hotline, established in 2007 by a consortium of national fraternities and sororities, is currently sponsored by 43 national and international Greek organizations and run by Fraternal Law Partners, a division of Manley Burke LLC. The calls are automatically saved as audio files that are then transmitted by e-mail to the headquarters of the fraternity or sorority named in the report. To learn more about the hotline, please visit: http://fraternallaw.com/contact/anti-hazing-hotline/>