National Hazing Prevention Week
The UA will observe Hazing prevention week September 22-26, 2014, through a variety of activities and resources. While being part of a campus group can be one of the most meaningful aspects of student life, hazing is a hidden and serious problem that undermines the value of these experiences for many individuals. Although hazing is not unique to the University of Arizona, we believe that it is important to examine these practices explicitly in an attempt to overcome the secrecy that perpetuates them. From September 22-26th, staff and students will have the opportunity to attend events to learn about hazing prevention and gain resources on prevention.
Students have the opportunity to attend an event to help create healthy team builders on, Thursday, September 25th at 4:30pm in the Santa Rita Room of the Student Union.
Staff and Faculty can attend a lunch and learning session on Wednesday, September 24th at noon in the Student Union Memorial Center Sabino Room. A light lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Dr. Jenny Nirh, French@email.arizona.edu.
Things you should know about hazing:
- All UA staff, faculty and students are required to report and take reasonable measure to prevent hazing
- Hazing is a violation of the University of Arizona policy and Arizona State law
- Hazing takes various forms, but typically involves physical risks or mental distress through, for example, humiliating, intimidating or demeaning treatment
- Hazing can cause significant harm to individuals, groups and the University
- Groups that haze can achieve the positive outcomes they seek from hazing through non-hazing means
To report hazing you can contact the Dean of Students Office, the Fraternity & Sorority Programs Office, UAPD or you can call the hazing hotline at 520-626-HAZE. Please see attached flyer for more information about National Hazing Prevention Week events at the UA.