What you need to know about National Hazing Prevention Week
The week of Sept. 19-23, 2016 is National Hazing Prevention Week, a week set aside as the time for campuses, schools, communities, organizations and individuals to raise awareness about the existing problem of hazing, educate others about hazing and promote hazing prevention.
HazingPrevention.Org, the national organizer of the annual event, provides people including students, teachers, professors, coaches, administrators, faculty, staff and more the tools and platform to learn more and spread the word to others.
Alpha Sigma Alpha, a gold sponsor of HazingPrevention.org, encourages our members, family of our members, advisors, volunteers, campus partners and friends to be part of this important conversation.
So, you’ve learned more about what is hazing, why it’s harmful and how you can have a conversation with students about it. What do you do now?
Pledge to prevent hazing
Continue the conversation
Learn Alpha Sigma Alpha’s national policy on hazing and national policy on human dignity.
NATIONAL POLICY ON HAZING
Alpha Sigma Alpha forbids hazing.
Hazing is defined as an activity that endangers the physical safety of a person; produces
mental or physical discomfort; causes embarrassment, fright, humiliation, or ridicule; or
degrades the individual — whether it is intentional or unintentional.
Alpha Sigma Alpha members will not allow themselves or others to be subjected to any
treatment that debases the individual’s status or robs him or her of dignity. As hazing is both
illegal and detrimental, it is the responsibility of each chapter’s members to enforce this antihazing
policy, including but not limited to discipline of those who violate this policy.
The national organization will investigate any report of hazing. Confirmation of such activity
will be followed by disciplinary action such as termination of membership(s), chapter probation
and/or chapter closure.
Revised by the National Council 6/94, 4/96, Revised 1/06, Revised 2/10
NATIONAL POLICY ON HUMAN DIGNITY
The Sorority supports the concept of equality and is committed to building a society where
human judgments are based on merit. Alpha Sigma Alpha firmly repudiates actions and
statements that negate the concepts of self-respect, personal development, equality and
Revised by the National Council 6/94, Revised 6/02
National Hazing Prevention Week may end on Friday, but Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority will continue to promote hazing prevention and educate members and partners on hazing prevention and human dignity.