National Hazing Prevention Week Essay Contest For High School

A continuing commitment to bringing about national change, Phi Kappa Psi is partnered with for National Hazing Prevention Week (NHPW).  NHPW is an opportunity for organizations, communities, schools, campuses and individuals to raise awareness, educate and promote the prevention of hazing. formed to turn the conversation away from punishing those who haze and instead aim to prevent hazing from taking place.

We encourage all brothers to join this cause and take the pledge against hazing.  The process is simple and is a demonstration of your pledge to the Phi Kappa Psi creed; to be honor bound to strengthen your character and deepen your integrity.  Furthermore, you can help the cause by participating in or planning an NHPW activity or event on your campus.  Some examples include:

  1. Schedule a table event on campus to help educate your community
  2. Bring up and have a discussion at chapter meetings about the dangers of hazing
  3. Reserve or allot space on campus to watch a film or documentary about hazing
  4. Invite a speaker to your campus to educate the community
  5. Take photos and upload them to social media to show your support

As National Hazing Prevention Week approaches, members of the Phi Psi Family are invited to join in the movement against hazing.  We support and appreciate the love and comradery that comes with being members of a fraternity and we want you to utilize that love in the push for change.

To learn more about National Hazing Prevention Week, visit

Hazing Prevention Week (HPW) is part of a national initiative held at numerous universities across the country. The national focus for the past few years has been bystander responsibility and giving students the skills to stand up when they see hazing around them. The Greek Community Affairs Board (GCAB) works with multiple partners to plan various events taking place on the University of Connecticut campus during the week to raise awareness of the issue, educate students, faculty, and staff about hazing alternatives, empower students to stand up against hazing, and show a united University community against hazing.

UConn will be hosting its tenth annual Hazing Prevention Week from September 18-22, 2017

All WeekHashtag Against Hazing
Join the conversation about hazing all week long on social media. Use #HuskiesDontHaze on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to follow the conversation or contribute to the discussion of hazing and its impact on our campus and college communities across the country. A new discussion question will be posted each day. The top tweets/posts of the week will be selected to receive a prize.
September 22
We’re Blue, Wear Red
Wear red to show support of hazing prevention. Take photos during your meeting in support of anti-hazing membership.
6:00PMJorgensen Center for Performing Arts
September 19
Lorin Phillips Lecture6:00PMStudent Union Theatre
September 20
HazingPrevention.Org Fundraiser
Each year students are faced with pain, humiliation and even death that occurs because of hazing that takes place in organizations and groups. Your donation will help HazingPrevention.Org develop strong prevention programs and work with local communities to end hazing. With your help we can create a culture where hazing is no longer accepted.
Blaze Pizza, Storrs Center
September 21
“A Tale of Boys Gone Wild”
Film Discussion
6:30PMLaurel Hall 102
September 22
Hazing Prevention Week Poster Contest Reception3:30PMStudent Union 203

National Initiatives

Take the National Hazing Prevention Pledge

Sponsored by
It’s easy to say you’re “against hazing,” but are you willing to tell the world that you won’t tolerate it? If so, take the Hazing Prevention Pledge. Sign it now.

Hazing Prevention Week Photo Contest

Sponsored by and Digital Pix
Participate in Hazing Prevention Week and take photos of yourself with friends and students supporting the cause. Submit your best photo along with a description of 200 words or less. Get creative and show visually how you prevent or stand up against hazing! Cash prizes will be awarded for the top three photos/essays in the following amounts: 1st place – $100, 2nd place – $75, 3rd place – $50.

For full contest details and to submit your photo online, visit the HPO website.

Hank Nuwer Anti-Hazing Hero Award

Sponsored by and Phi Delta Theta Fraternity
Do you know someone who has been heroic enough to expose hazing, speak out against this problem, or in some way work to combat this dangerous practice? Then nominate them for the Anti-Hazing Hero Award. Awards will be given in both student and non-student categories, and recipients will receive a cash prize. Sponsored by Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, this award is named for Associate Professor Hank Nuwer, a long-time anti-hazing journalist and author of four books on the subject.

For more information and to submit a nomination, visit the HPO website.

National Hazing Prevention Week Resource Guide

Learn about ways to support and promote National Hazing Prevention Week on your campus or with your organization. This year’s guide includes an article from a UConn student. View the Resource Guide.

Hazing Prevention Week Poster Contest

Sponsored by and CAMPUSPEAK
This competition is open to college and university undergraduates who design a poster meeting the contest criteria. The top posters will be available for download for next year’s NHPW from the CAMPUSPEAK website, and the poster selected as the best will be designated as the official NHPW poster. Cash and other prizes are awarded to the top contenders.

Rules, guidelines and submission information will be available after October 1.

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