2017 National Hazing Prevention Week
Indianapolis (September 5, 2017) – A continuing commitment to bringing about national change, Phi Kappa Psi is partnering with HazingPrevention.org for National Hazing Prevention Week (NHPW), from September 18-22. NHPW is an opportunity for organizations, communities, schools, campuses and individuals to raise awareness, educate and promote the prevention of hazing. NationalHazing.org formed to turn the conversation away from punishing those who haze and instead aim to prevent hazing from taking place.
We encourage all of our brothers to join the cause and take the pledge against hazing. The process is simple and is a demonstration of your pledge to the Phi Kappa Psi Creed; to be honor bound to strengthen your character and deepen your integrity. Furthermore, you can help the cause by participating in or planning an NHPW activity or event on your campus. Some examples include:
- Schedule a table event on campus to help educate your community
- Bring up and have a discussion at chapter meetings about the dangers of hazing
- Reserve or allot space on campus to watch a film or documentary about hazing
- Schedule and/or invite a speaker to your campus to educate the community
- Take photos and upload them to social media to show your support
As NHPW approaches, members of the Phi Psi Family are invited to join in the movement against hazing. We support and appreciate the love and comradery that comes with being members of a fraternity, and we want you to utilize that love in the push for change.
New this year, we invite all of our family to take part in the #HugABro effort, an original social media movement to combat hazing with love. Phi Psis can take part by utilizing Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram to post photos and videos of themselves hugging, not hazing, their brothers.
We also invite you to follow along with the #40Actions campaign, a series of bad excuses from individuals who didn’t take action against hazing. These are shared each day of the 40 days prior to NHPW. These excuses can start the discussion to end hazing.
To learn more about NHPW, visit HazingPrevention.org.