National Hazing Prevention Week 2020

National Hazing Prevention Week was started by HazingPrevention.Org (HPO), an organization aimed at bringing awareness to hazing within high schools and colleges as well as empowering students and professionals to actively work to prevent hazing. National Hazing Prevention Week occurs annually during the last week of September, providing schools and universities the opportunity to host programs, workshops, and forums on the dangers of hazing. 

It is designed to equip everyone with the tools needed to recognize hazing, have conversations around hazing, and create alternative methods for bonding. Many believe hazing only occurs within fraternity and sorority life, but it actually occurs in many facets of the student experience.

Georgia Tech’s programming and events will take place Sept. 21-25. For information and to RSVP to events, visit Fraternity and Sorority Life.

National Hazing Prevention Week 2020 events include:

Sunday, Sept. 20, 7 p.m.
Love, Mom and Dad: Turning Tragedy Into Progress 

Presented by HazingPrevention.Org’s Anti-Hazing Coalition (AHC) 
As many campuses have moved away from in-person experiences this fall, the AHC wants to ensure students receive hazing prevention education. AHC parents will present a program streamed live on social media to share their sons’ stories and educate current students about hazing prevention. The program will include a Q&A with the parents. More details are available hereVia Zoom or Facebook Live. Register here.


Monday, Sept. 21
Wear Purple

Presented by the Hazing Prevention Coalition
Wear purple to represent your commitment to help prevent hazing and take a photo. Post your photos on Instagram and tag us @hazingprevention. Use the hashtags #purpletopreventhazing #NHPW2020 #yellowjacketsdonthaze.


Tuesday, Sept. 22, 6:30 p.m.
A Conversation About Hazing With Tracy Maxwell

Presented by Fraternity and Sorority Life
Tracy believes the most important thing we can do when it comes to hazing is to talk about it. That is why her program focuses on the conversation first. Hazing thrives in secrecy. When it’s ignored or downplayed it just gets stronger. The more we can shine a light on the problem, talk about the confusion surrounding it, and understand the negative impacts on individuals, the more likely we will be to take action. This program is open to all. Via Zoom (link to follow). RSVP on Engage here.


Wednesday, Sept. 23
Social Media Take Over 

Presented by the Hazing Prevention Coalition
Take to social media with the hashtag #NationalHazingPreventionWeek and #YellowJacketsDontzHaze to show your organization’s commitment to preventing hazing. 


Wednesday, Sept. 23, 5 p.m. 
Hazing, Power-based Violence, and Bystander Intervention Methods  

Presented by Health Initiatives
Join Health Initiatives as they explore how sexual violence and hazing can develop, the ways they intersect in our day-to-day activities, and the similarities they share. This program is open to all. Via BlueJeans (link to follow). RSVP on Engage here. 


Thursday, Sept. 24, Noon
Understanding Hazing and Student Safety

Presented byParent and Family Programs and Fraternity and Sorority Life
Georgia Tech Fraternity and Sorority Life knows that parents and guardians are an important part of helping us end the cycle of hazing. We want to make sure that you feel equipped with the tools and resources to help us address hazing. We invite you to participate in our Hazing Prevention Webinar: Understanding Hazing and Student Safety. 

The 45-minute program will include identifying signs of hazing, how to report hazing, and how to discuss hazing with your student. We hope that parents and families will leave the webinar more informed and confident in addressing issues of hazing. Microsoft Teams Attendee Link:    

For More Information Contact

Janise McKenzie

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