National Hazing Prevention Week 2021
National Hazing Prevention Week (NHPW) is an opportunity for campuses, schools, communities, organizations and individuals to come together and talk about hazing in their communities, raise awareness about the problem of hazing, educate others about hazing, and promote the prevention of hazing.
All Alpha Xi Delta chapters and members must comply with all federal, state, provincial, and local laws regarding hazing, as stated in Alpha Xi Delta’s National Constitution.
There are many ways you can bond as a chapter and grow your Sisterhood. The Inspire member development program has great program options for you and your chapter to do during National Hazing Prevention Week. Here are a few suggestions:
THEY WOULD SAY…
If someone were to follow you around for two weeks, what would they say you value most? This program has a values in action focus and discusses reconciling your actions with what you would want people to say how you are living out our values. This would be a great program to facilitate during NHPW to showcase values congruency.
WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE
This program is a mix of a personality test/communication skills. Knowing how each person thinks and approaches a topic or situation can help the chapter work better together as a team by laying down a foundation of understanding.
MAKING OUR OWN TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES
This program involves splitting the chapter up into groups and giving them parameters to create their own team building activities—then sharing/doing them.
Looking for something short and sweet? The following are team building and Sisterhood programs found within Inspire that are shorter. These all focus on getting to know each other and sharing some feel-good Sisterhood vibes.
- Yarn Toss
- Tap a Sister Who…
- Take What You Need
- Show Some Appreciation
- The Anti-Hazing Hotline is open 24 hours a day and accepts anonymous hazing reports from anyone. 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293). You can also report online. If someone is injured or it is an emergency, call 911. Don’t wait, this action could save someone’s life.
If it’s not an emergency, most colleges and universities have multiple ways to report hazing. Each school is different, but these may include: The Student Affairs Office (a.k.a. Dean of Students, Student Life, etc.); Campus Security or University Police; or the College President’s Office.
HazingPrevention.Org is hosting virtual presentations September 20-24 at 4 p.m. EDT. View the schedule.
The Anti-Hazing Coalition will be hosting a live nationwide presentation and discussion on Sunday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. Eastern. Register here.
Familiarize yourself with the laws in your state as they regard to hazing. Learn more here. Learning sessions about new state hazing laws will be hosted in the next few weeks. Registration and more information will be sent via email soon.
HazingPrevention.Org has several hazing prevention resources you can access here.
Fraternity Headquarters is here to support you and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-353-7218.
Alpha Xi Delta Sisterhood is many things, but it isn’t hazing. We encourage all Sisters to stand up and speak out to help raise awareness and promote hazing prevention.