It’s very simple: Pikes do not haze.
September 24-29, 2023, is National Hazing Prevention Week (NHPW). The theme for NHPW 2023 is, “Empowered to Prevent Hazing” coupled with our strong stance that “It’s Simple: Pikes Don’t Haze.” If your campus or members of your fraternity community are hosting events in the coming week, take advantage of the opportunity to be part of the bigger conversation with your peers.
Our Insurance Provider, Favor and Company, has issued a Challenge to Non-Hazing Organizations reminding us that chapters that do not haze can, and should, play an important role in stopping hazing on campus. Ultimately, you can challenge other fraternities, organizations, and student groups on campus to remember the basic principle that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. Find resources to help you meet this challenge here!
While Pi Kappa Alpha is committed to the prevention of hazing 365 days a year, NHPW is an ideal time to pause as a brotherhood and engage in real conversations about hazing. If your campus or fraternity community is hosting events in the coming week, take advantage of the opportunity to be part of the bigger conversation with your peers. Take time in the coming week to engage your members, alumni, and other chapters in one of the following opportunities to advance your commitment to the principles and values of Pi Kappa Alpha and hazing prevention within your brotherhood:
- Share the full message from Stone’s parents, Shari & Cory Foltz, with your brothers. View Losing our son, Stone and have a conversation about how Stone’s death has impacted his family, friends, and YOUR Fraternity.
- Engage your brothers in a conversation about being an upstander and speaking up if hazing finds its way into your chapter. Share this video with members and use the facilitator guide to have a conversation about being an upstander and standing up to keep hazing out of the Pi Kappa Alpha experience.
- Watch a critically acclaimed documentary! In HAZING, a 90-minute first-person documentary, Director Byron Hurt weaves his personal story with those of a diverse mix of characters. The film features the voices of hazing victims, family members of victims, perpetrators, and scholars, providing historical context with the film’s thematic framework: that hazing is a widespread, far-reaching system fueled by tradition, secrecy, groupthink, power and control, and the desire to belong.
- Register here for access to view the film in the comfort of your own space – no cost.
- Check out this Gordie Center short video on bystander intervention. The video explains how to be an effective bystander in hazing situations using the 5 Ds (direct, distract, delegate, delay, and document).
- Screen this short film with your chapter or host for a leadership conversation in your community! We Don’t Haze helps identify hazing behaviors and offers organization leaders alternative traditions that promote a safer, more positive team-building experience. You can download this 16-minute documentary featuring student voices free of charge here.
Let us know how you’re engaging in meaningful conversations about putting an end to hazing! Share your pics on social media and tag us while using #PikesDontHaze and #NHPW23. Send us a story to feature in the Shield and Diamond at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Remember your alumni, members of your AAB, and the staff of Pi Kappa Alpha are here to support your efforts to keep hazing out of your chapter or provisional chapter throughout the year. For staff support you can talk with your chapter consultant or reach out to your Health & Safety Team at email@example.com.