Hazing Prevention

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?

Alpha Chi Omega does not condone unkind, undignified or humiliating activities. No chapter, new member, student, alumna or volunteer shall engage in or permit hazing activities. Hazing is any reckless or intentional act that produces physical, mental, or emotional pain, discomfort, humiliation, embarrassment, or ridicule, regardless of a person’s willingness to participate, that is required or expected of a member and that is not related to the Fraternity’s mission. This includes any activity, whether it is presented as optional or required, that places a member in a position of servitude as a condition of membership.
 
Retaliation against any person who reports, is a witness to, or is involved with or cooperates in the investigation and adjudication of hazing is strictly prohibited.
 
Be aware of your state hazing laws. Visit HazingPrevention.org to view a map to familiarize yourself with the laws in your state.

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 or academic health or safety of a member.

how to report hazing

If you have concerns about experiences in your chapter or on your campus, know that it is OK to speak up, take action and report hazing. Here are resources to help:

  • The Greek Anti-Hazing Hotline provides an anonymous telephone line for anyone to report a suspected or recent hazing incident. Call 888-NOT-HAZE (888-668-4293).
  • To report hazing within Alpha Chi Omega, please contact Alpha Chi Omega headquarters at 317-579-5050 or collegiateexperience@alpahchiomega.org.
  • If someone is injured, involved in illegal activity or in danger of life-threating harm related to hazing, do not wait to take action. Call 911 immediately.

To report hazing involving another organization or sports team on your campus, contact your student conduct office, campus security or college/university police. 

Hazing prevention resources

Here are great resources to help prevent hazing in your community.

National Hazing prevention week (NHPW)

Alpha Chi Omega recognizes National Hazing Prevention Week (NHPW), September 19-23, 2022, which asks campuses, schools, organizations and individuals to come together and talk about hazing in their communities, raise awareness about the problem of hazing, educate others and promote the prevention of hazing. Alpha Chi Omega is a continued sponsor of HazingPrevention.org.

2020 and 2021 NHPW social media graphic and banner contest winners:
2021: Beta Lambda (University of Arizona) 2020: Kappa Nu (Carnegie Mellon University)
 
Building a BondSafe Sisterhood September 23, 2021
By Skylar McAuliffe and Madison Williamson (Kappa Nu, Carnegie Mellon University)

When you walk in the doors of the Kappa Nu chapter at Carnegie Mellon University, you are immediately welcomed into a loving and safe environment. As Alpha Chi Omegas who support domestic violence awareness, it is important to us to have the ability to recognize unhealthy behaviors in relationships, whether that be with a partner, with a friend or chapter member, or even with oneself.

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