National Hazing Prevention Week

September 24-28, 2018

Hazing of any nature is a matter that Alpha Chi Omega takes seriously. Because of its long-lasting impact on those who may experience hazing, Alpha Chi Omega works to educate members throughout the year on what hazing is and how to prevent it.

How does Alpha Chi Omega define hazing?

No chapter, prospective chapter, student or alumna shall conduct nor condone hazing activities. Permission or approval by a person being hazed is not a defense. Hazing activities are defined as:
"Any action taken or situation created, intentionally, whether on or off fraternity premises, to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, or ridicule. Such activities may include but are not limited to the following: use of alcohol; paddling in any form; creation of excessive fatigue; physical and psychological shocks; quests, treasure hunts, scavenger hunts, road trips or any other such activities carried on outside or inside of the confines of the chapter house; wearing of public apparel which is conspicuous and not normally in good taste; engaging in public stunts and buffoonery; morally degrading or humiliating games and activities; and any other activities which are not consistent with academic achievement, fraternal law, ritual or policy or the regulations and policies of the educational institution or applicable state law."

So, what does this actually mean?

Alpha Chi Omega interprets our hazing policy as any action or situation, with or without consent of the participants, which recklessly, intentionally or unintentionally endangers the mental, physical, academic health or safety of a member.

Supporting National Hazing Prevention Week:

In conjunction with, Alpha Chi Omega recognizes National Hazing Prevention Week (NHPW), which provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations, campuses and communities across North America to raise awareness about hazing and to promote hazing prevention.

Listed below are a few ways to show your support during NHPW:

  • Participate in the 2018 Alpha Chi Omega NHPW banner contest by creating a banner demonstrating your chapter’s commitment to hazing prevention! Banners must be photographed and posted on social media using the hashtag #RSWdonthaze by September 28th for consideration to win. The winning banner will be a featured tile on the home page of the Alpha Chi Omega website as well as included in the upcoming Carnation Quarterly and issue of The Lyre magazine!
  • Participate in Facebook, Instagram and Twitter conversations surrounding hazing prevention using the hashtag #RSWdonthaze.
  • Update your profile picture and cover photo on social media using the graphics below.

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  • Engage in a chapter education by reviewing the newest hazing prevention education poster and conversation starter mailed to your chapter’s VP risk management. The poster and conversation starter can also be found here.
  • Download and check out the free 2018 Resource Guide offered by HazingPrevention.Org.
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