National Hazing Prevention Week (NHPW) 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. HazingPrevention.Org is the organizer of National Hazing Prevention Week (NHPW).
NHPW is officially designated for the last full week of September each year, but HPO encourages observance of NHPW at whatever time of the year it fits best into your schedule. Even more, HPO encourages you to make hazing prevention an everyday activity – not just one week out of the year.
Organizing activities and events around a national awareness week is a great way to bring attention to the problem of hazing. NHPW is an opportunity to educate students, parents, teachers, coaches, administrators, faculty, staff, athletic directors, band and performing arts directors, residence hall leadership, student government leaders, community members, local and campus police and others to not just recognize hazing but to learn ways they can prevent it from occurring in the first place. NHPW should be one part of every community’s year-round comprehensive prevention planning efforts.
The ultimate goal is to prevent hazing. Strong education efforts, diligent policy development and reinforcement, and comprehensive planning and ongoing community efforts can do just that.
Why Chi Phi is Participating
The theme for this year is “Challenge Hazing. Challenge Yourself.” Chi Phi wants to encourage our members to stand up against hazing on college campuses and challenge their peers to do the same. By combating the atmosphere of hazing on campuses and within chapters, we can ensure that we are truly building better men. Through our participation of this week, we’d like to empower our members to adhere to the values of truth, honor, and personal integrity that we hold so dear as well as equip them with the resources in which to do so.
Throughout the course of the week, we will publish information, resources, as well as ideas to help you Challenge Hazing. We encourage you to participate along with us by posting comments, asking questions, along with submitting photos of ways your Chapter and campus are participating in National Hazing Prevention Week. Together we can create a culture that promotes the development of active and engaged brothers and fosters true leadership.