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September 19, 2022

Contributing Author: Patricia Santana, Graduate Student Intern

It’s officially National Hazing Prevention Week (NHPW) 2022! How are you recognizing this awareness campaign on your campus this year? How are you shedding light on the importance of hazing prevention, discussing the impacts of hazing, and providing ways for your community to engage in this important work? 

Remember, hazing prevention doesn’t occur just one week out of the year. It’s year round and everyone has a role to play in creating safer and more inclusive communities. 

Here are a few suggestions for you to get involved in NHPW 2022:

  1. Organize a viewing of We Don’t Haze for your campus community. We Don’t Haze is a short film co-created by families, StopHazing, and the Clery Center that highlights the impact that hazing has on its victims and their loved ones and helps viewers identify hazing behaviors and healthy group building activities. After viewing the film, use the Companion Guide resources to facilitate a discussion, workshop, or activity allowing attendees to reflect on the message of the film and how they can contribute to promoting safer traditions on campus. 
  1. Attend StopHazing’s launch of the 10 Signs of Healthy and Unhealthy Groups: Toolkit on September 20 from 1:30pm-2:30pm ET. This toolkit was created in collaboration with One Love and reframes hazing prevention as the promotion of healthy behaviors. This event will highlight this new resource and how to use it effectively to engage student-leaders on your campus. The registration link can be found here and the toolkit can be downloaded here.
  1.  Create a social media campaign to raise awareness about your school’s campus safety resources. Leveraging your social media platforms can be a great way to reach students you don’t reach in your day-to-day work, and to inform the community of resources they may not realize they have access to. Some examples of valuable resources that may be available on your campus are anonymous reporting forms or phone lines, late-night safety escorts from campus police or security, or leadership development workshops from a variety of student affairs offices. Raising awareness of medical amnesty or reporting amnesty policies is another useful tool to empower students to feel safe and confident in speaking about unsafe behaviors or situations. Access our digital tools and social media resources here. We have full hazing prevention campaigns built out for you already. Don’t forget to tag us and use #StopHazing in your posts!
  1. Encourage students on campus to join the Student Network for Advocacy and Prevention (SNAP). SNAP is StopHazing’s student-led group dedicated to advocating for hazing prevention policy, raising awareness of the harm created by hazing, and empowering students to create positive change on their campuses. The next SNAP event, SNAP Presents: Students Take a Stand to #StopHazing, takes place on September 22 from 5pm-6pm. is free, open to high school and college students, and will focus on SNAP’s mission, hazing prevention work, and the REACH act. Students can register here!
  1. Support hazing prevention legislation – the REACH Act! You can help pass this federal anti-hazing legislation by completing this form and sending your legislators a message, urging them to cosponsor the REACH Act. This bipartisan bill will increase transparency for hazing incidents across campuses nationwide through a standardized reporting system and will require hazing prevention education to be delivered at all colleges and universities. Please help us by contacting your representatives now!

These are just a few ideas and suggestions to get you started. Let us know what your plans are and how you are working to prevent hazing on your campus!