National Hazing Prevention Week
Posted on Sep 20, 2019
It's very simple: PIKE does not tolerate hazing.
September 23-27, 2019, is National Hazing Prevention Week (NHPW). While the men of Pi Kappa Alpha are committed to prevention of hazing 365 days a year, NHPW is an ideal time to pause as a brotherhood and engage in real conversations about hazing. If your campus community or members of your fraternity community are hosting events in the coming week, take advantage of the opportunity to be part of the bigger conversation with your peers. Additionally, as men of Pi Kappa Alpha you should take time within your brotherhood to have your own conversations. Here are several ideas for how you can engage in the conversation about hazing in the coming week and throughout the year. Remember your alumni and staff are here to support your efforts to keep hazing out of your chapter or colony throughout the year.
Take time at your chapter meeting this coming week and talk through the Chapter Position Statement on Hazing you signed when joining PIKE. How is your chapter living up to this position statement? How are individual members continuing to live up to their commitments to keep hazing out of Pi Kappa Alpha? How can your new members and brothers live this commitment?
Encourage your brothers to step up and take the hazing prevention pledge.
Share with your executive team and talk about what your chapter is doing to prevent hazing. Consider using this resource to lead a conversation with your chapter about why you do not haze.
Share the Hazing Isn’t Effective PSA from SafeColleges with your brothers and have a conversation about why hazing is ineffective and positive ways to prepare to members for full membership in your brotherhood.
Share this video with your chapter and talk about the importance of recognizing that hazing impacts not only individuals being hazed but also family, friends, classmates, and the greater fraternity and sorority movement. Mr. & Mrs. Gruver issue a challenge to do something about hazing. Change needs to happen, and we need to take care of each other.We Don’t Haze helps identify hazing behaviors and offers organization leaders alternative traditions that promote a safer, more positive team-building experience. You can download this 16-minute documentary featuring student voices free of charge here. A facilitator guide to lead a conversation about the video can be found here.