January 19, 2011

Hazing Hurts Week

This week, January 17-23, Alpha Phi is bringing awareness and education to our members on the subject of hazing. It should be our goal as sisters of an elite women's organization to eliminate all forms of hazing--emotional, physical, and mental--in each one of our chapters in the United States and Canada. This responsibility falls on each of us individually as well as collectively.

Video written by J.D. Louk and Kristen Mitchell, Produced by Kristen Mitchell

Music compliments of One Republic, "Secrets"

Facts about Hazing:

* 1.5 million high school students are hazed each year; 47% of students came to college already having experienced hazing.

* 55% of college students involved in clubs, teams and organizations experience hazing.

* Nine out of ten students who have experienced hazing behavior in college do not consider themselves to have been hazed.

* 36% of students say they would not report hazing primarily because "there's no one to tell," and 27% feel that adults won't handle it right.

* 82% of deaths from hazing involve alcohol.

Data taken from the national study Hazing in View: Students at Risk conducted by Elizabeth Allan, Ph.D. and Mary Madden, Ph.D. from the University of Maine. The full report of both the pilot and complete national study are available at: HazingStudy.Org

Be sure to check our blog, Facebook, and Twitter accounts to gain valuable information about the harms of hazing and what you can do to help eliminate this problem.

Stefania Rudd is the Manager of Resources and Training Initiatives at the Alpha Phi Executive Office. She can be reached at srudd@alphaphi.org

1 comment:

Tracy Maxwell said...

Thank you to Alpha Phi for being a leader among sororities in fostering hazing prevention.