Hazing Prevention Week

Hazing Prevention Week (HPW) is part of a national initiative held at numerous universities across the country. The national focus for the past few years has been bystander responsibility and giving students the skills to stand up when they see hazing around them. The Greek Community Affairs Board (GCAB) works with multiple partners to plan various events taking place on the University of Connecticut campus during the week to raise awareness of the issue, educate students, faculty, and staff about hazing alternatives, empower students to stand up against hazing, and show a united University community against hazing.

UConn will be hosting its seventh annual Hazing Prevention Week from September 22-26, 2014

Date Event Time Location
All Week Hashtag Against Hazing
Join the conversation about hazing all week long on social media. Use #UConnHPW14 on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to follow the conversation or contribute to the discussion of hazing and its impact on our campus and college communities across the country. A new discussion question will be posted each day. The top tweets/posts of the week will be selected to receive a prize.
September 22
GCAB & USG Presents: “Getting to the Heart of Hazing”
Speaker: Mindy Sopher, Campuspeak
6:00PM Jorgensen Center for Performing Arts
September 23
How Far Would You Go To Get In?
Film Screening and Discussion Facilitated by: Greek Community Affairs Board
7:00PM Arjona 143
September 24
We’re Blue, Wear Red
Wear red to show support of hazing prevention.
Victims Vigil
Celebrate and remember the lives of those impacted by hazing.
7:30PM Student Union Terrace
September 25
SUBOG Presents: “A Tort is NOT a Cake”
Speaker: Judge Mitch Crane, Campuspeak
5:00PM Student Union Theatre
September 26
See Through the Haze: Developing Positive Membership Experiences
Roundtable Discussion Facilitated by: Greek Community Affairs Board
2:00PM Laurel 302

National Initiatives


Take the National Hazing Prevention Pledge

Sponsored by HazingPrevention.org
It’s easy to say you’re “against hazing,” but are you willing to tell the world that you won’t tolerate it? If so, take the Hazing Prevention Pledge. Sign it now. nationalhazingpreventionweek.com/take-the-pledge.


Hazing Prevention Week Photo Contest

Deadline November 1, 2014
Sponsored by HazingPrevention.org and Digital Pix

Participate in Hazing Prevention Week and take photos of yourself with friends and students supporting the cause. Submit your best photo along with a description of 200 words or less. Get creative and show visually how you prevent or stand up against hazing! Cash prizes will be awarded for the top three photos/essays in the following amounts: 1st place – $100, 2nd place – $75, 3rd place – $50.

For full contest details and to submit your photo online, visit the HPO website.


Hank Nuwer Anti-Hazing Hero Award

Deadline November 1, 2014
Sponsored by HazingPrevention.org and Phi Delta Theta Fraternity

Do you know someone who has been heroic enough to expose hazing, speak out against this problem, or in some way work to combat this dangerous practice? Then nominate them for the Anti-Hazing Hero Award. Awards will be given in both student and non-student categories, and recipients will receive a cash prize. Sponsored by Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, this award is named for Associate Professor Hank Nuwer, a long-time anti-hazing journalist and author of four books on the subject.

For more information and to submit a nomination, visit the HPO website.


National Hazing Prevention Week Resource Guide

Learn about ways to support and promote National Hazing Prevention Week on your campus or with your organization. This year’s guide includes an article from a UConn student. View the Resource Guide.


2015 Hazing Prevention Week Poster Contest

Deadline February 2015
Sponsored by Hazingprevention.org and CAMPUSPEAK

This competition is open to college and university undergraduates who design a poster meeting the contest criteria. The top posters will be available for download for next year’s NHPW from the CAMPUSPEAK website, and the poster selected as the best will be designated as the official NHPW poster. Cash and other prizes are awarded to the top contenders.

Rules, guidelines and submission information will be available after October 1, 2014.