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 eleventh annual Hazing Prevention Week from September 24-28, 2018
|All Week||Hashtag Against Hazing
Join the conversation about hazing all week long on social media. Use #HuskiesDontHaze 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.
|Greeks Donut Haze
Come out and get free donuts and buttons, and learn about preventing hazing on college campuses!
|10:00AM-2:00PM||Student Union Street|
|Speaker: Adam Giery
Adam Giery delivers an honest talk about his personal experiences with hazing, including what it was like being the last person on his fraternity house after his chapter was closed for hazing.
|6:30PM||Information Technologies Building C80|
|Battle of the Paddles
A fun even geared towards showing off the creative uses for paddles we often see in the Greek community!
|These Hands Don’t Haze
Come out to the Student Union and write out reasons why you don’t haze. Your reasons may even be put up throughout OFSL!
|10:00AM-12:00PM||Student Union Street|
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
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
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.
Hazing Prevention Week Poster Contest
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.