National Hazing Prevention week is an opportunity for campuses, schools, communities, organizations, and individuals to promote the prevention of hazing. It is observed during the last week of September each year or whenever it is most convenient in your calendar. For each group or person, the experience is their own, but the important thing is that we are doing something to prevent hazing! Utilizing a national awareness week is a great way to bring attention to the problem of hazing. This week allows us to educate parents, faculty and staff, community members, local and campus police, and others so that they can more easily recognize hazing. More importantly, they can have the knowledge and skills to intervene when hazing occurs. 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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At West Chester University the Hazing Policy is distributed to educate all student groups with member processes at the beginning of each semester. Organizations are asked to provide a signature from each new member to ensure compliance with the policy. The policy is part of Having Prevention Week.
Download the Hazing Policy: Resources