National Hazing Prevention Week Starts Today!
By: Julie Leshay, Fraternity President
Today is the start of National Hazing Prevention Week. Every Kappa Kappa Gamma chapter across the continent is encouraged to Promote Respect—Prevent Hazing in their chapter and campus community. How you can your chapter participate in this very important program? Find the National Hazing Prevention Week kit that was sent to your chapter via first-class mail containing materials that will help you plan and complete the following activities:
- Introduce the purpose of National Hazing Prevention Week, watch Kappa’s hazing-prevention public service announcement and distribute the buttons included in your kit.
- Hold a sisterhood event and create a banner to hang outside the chapter facility or elsewhere on campus.
- Participate in a campus or community anti-hazing activity that promotes sisterhood and respect.
- Conduct the hazing-prevention “quick program” and take the online hazing-prevention courses at the Kappa Learning Institute throughout the week.
- Promote your chapter’s National Hazing Prevention Week involvement on your chapter website, Facebook page and through your Twitter feed by submitting photos and posting messages of respect.
- “Like” our anti-hazing message on Kappa’s Facebook page.
Using the strength of social media, campus visuals and by experiencing the Kappa Learning Institute courses, empower yourself and your chapter to promote respect, self-worth and dignity among your members.
One chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma that demonstrates an outstanding effort to Promote Respect—Prevent Hazing will be recognized for its involvement in National Hazing Prevention Week. Chapters should remember to nominate their chapter by October 1 by completing the form at: http://uploads.kkg.org/nhpw.
Alumna members, please share this information with your local alumnae association members and with your Kappa sisters. We must work together to eliminate all activities from chapter life that could be construed as hazing. Participating in National Hazing Prevention Week is one step in the right direction.
Thank you for promoting respect!