Of the chapters closed in the past five years, hazing was the primary factor in 66% of those incidents. Phi Kappa Psi recognizes hazing does not create stronger bonds between brothers, but rather breaks down trust and violates the tenants of the Phi Kappa Psi Creed. We are proud to partner with hazingprevention.org for National Hazing Prevention Week (NHPW).
Occurring September 19-23, 2016, National Hazing Prevention Week is an opportunity for campuses, schools, communities, organizations and individuals to raise awareness about the problem of hazing, education others about hazing, and promote the prevention of hazing.
In preparation for National Hazing Prevention Week, we ask that Phi Psis participate in three unique ways:
- We're asking every brother to Take the Pledge against hazing.
- Share your stories and views on hazing. In doing so, you have the opportunity to remain completely anonymous. It is imperative we address this issue and start important conversations and your submission helps us create that culture of dialogue. You can submit your story with just a few clicks. We will share your story in the weeks leading up to NHPW.
- Participate in (or plan) a NHPW activity or event on your campus. Examples include:
- Schedule a tabling event to help educate your community
- Discuss the dangers of hazing at a chapter meeting
- Reserve a space on campus to watch a documentary about hazing
- Invite an outside speaker to educate your campus community
- Take a picture as a group and upload it to the These Hands Don't Haze Mosaic
- Create a video as a chapter to discuss why you're standing up to hazing practices
- Host a philanthropy event or fundraiser for hazing prevention efforts
- And much more...
As National Hazing Prevention Week approaches, share your thoughts with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by using #NHPW2016.
Learn more about National Hazing Prevention Week at HazingPrevention.org.