National Hazing Prevention Week is observed during the last full week of September each year, or whenever it fits in your campus or organization calendar. It provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations, campuses and communities across North America to raise awareness about hazing and to promote hazing prevention. NHPW is organized by HazingPrevention.Org, whose mission is to empower people to prevent hazing. For more information, visit www.HazingPrevention.Org.
This week allows us to educate students, parents, faculty and staff, coaches, community members, local and campus police, national organizational leadership and others so they can more easily recognize hazing. More importantly, they can gain the knowledge and skills they need to prevent hazing. This week should be one part of an overall, year-round hazing prevention plan in your community.
NHPW activities run the gamut, from brown-bag lunch discussions about books or movies on hazing, to fundraising events, contests, training sessions for organizational and team leaders – you name it. Whether it’s a single event or a week’s worth or more, the ultimate goal is to prevent hazing from happening in the first place. Through strong educational efforts, diligent policy reinforcement, and comprehensive and ongoing community efforts, we can accomplish that goal.
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