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Hazing Prevention Awareness Week 2013

Hazing Prevention Awareness Week (HPAW) 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. Various events will be taking place on the Drexel University 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. Drexel University will be hosting its sixth annual Hazing Prevention Awareness Week from September 30-October 5, 2013

All Week

Tweet Away Hazing

Join the conversation about hazing all week long on social media. Like the DragonsAgainstHazing Facebook page and/or follow @DragonsDontHaze and #DrexelHPAW12 on 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 responses will be featured on the Drexel Hazing Prevention website/Facebook page and the best tweeters/posters of the week will be selected to receive a special Drexel prize pack.
Sponsored by Student Affairs

Hazing Poster

Take a Bite Out of Hazing Fundraiser: spOt Burger

50% of the special spOt burger sold all week will be donated to HazingPrevention.org to support hazing prevention initiatives nationwide.

A Window Into Hazing

Recreation Center Lobby
Sponsored by Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority and Recreational Athletics

Learn a little more about hazing by checking out the windows in the Rec Center, filled with facts and stats and showing off Drexel’s stance against hazing.

 

Club Sports Hazing Pledge

 

Recreation Center Lobby
Sponsored by the Club Sports Council
Sign club sports in showing your commitment against hazing by signing the pledge. All club sports members should plan to gather at the end of Hazing Prevention Week to have their picture taken with the pledge wearing their Dragons Against Hazing shirts.

Monday, September 30

Twitter Take Over: Dr. Chuck Williams

2-3pm
Log-on and ask your hazing-related questions of Dr. Chuck Williams, Director of the Drexel Center for the Prevention of School-Aged Violence and Associate Teaching Professor of Psychology and Education, by tweeting at @DragonsDontHaze. Dr. Chuck is a national expert on bullying and violence in high schools.

Athletic Life Skills Workshop (Varsity Athletes Only)

7pm & 8pm, DAC Media Room
Natalie Shaak, Associate Director, Student Affairs

Tuesday, October 1

Take a Bite Out of Hazing: Landmark Americana

11am-12am, Landmark Americana
Grab lunch, dinner, or a snack at Landmark to help support the nationwide efforts to eliminate hazing. Landmark will donate 30% of all food and non-alcoholic beverages purchased all day to HazingPrevention.org. Be sure to print and take this form with you for purchases to count.

“I don’t haze…” Pledge

1-2:3pm, Race Street/Northside Dining Terrace
Stop by and snap your best shot while telling us why you don’t haze and become a part of our installation display in the Creese Student Center Lobby proving that Dragons Don’t Haze. Be sure to where your Hazing Prevention week shirt, Greek letters, organization t-shirt, sports team item or other Drexel gear for your photo.

Stop Being a Bystander and Be a Hero: Fraternity Bystander Intervention Workshop

6pm, Mitchell Auditorium, Bossone Research Center
Sponsored by the Interfraternity Council and the Multicultural Greek Council

In this interactive workshop, attendees will gain an understanding of bystander behavior in men’s fraternal organizations: what it is and the reasons men choose to stay silent in questionable or dangerous situations. The workshop will empower individuals to “go beyond bystander behavior, intervene in problem situations and be an ‘every|day hero’ on campus.” The program fosters personal development and teaches individuals to empower others to do the same. This program is focused on fraternity men, but all attendees are welcome.

Wednesday, October 2

“I don’t haze…” Pledge

4-5:30pm, Recreation Center Lobby
Stop by and snap your best shot while telling us why you don’t haze and become a part of our installation display in the Creese Student Center Lobby proving that Dragons Don’t Haze. Be sure to where your Hazing Prevention week shirt, Greek letters, organization t-shirt, sports team item or other Drexel gear for your photo.

Legal Implications of Hazing

6pm, Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building 120
Sponsored by Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority and Phi Mu Fraternity
JuHwon Lee, a member of Drexel's general counsel, will be reviewing the legal and financial implications of hazing. This workshop is open to the whole Drexel community.

Men’s Soccer vs. Penn

Meet-up – 6:45pm, Rec Center Entrance at 33rd & Market Streets
Game time – 7:30pm, Rhodes Field (University of Pennsylvania)
Sponsored by Student Affairs and Athletics

Join your fellow Dragons in support of Drexel Men’s Soccer as they take on the Penn Quakers. Meet up at the Rec Center Main entrance at 6:45pm to march to the Penn soccer field. Wear your Hazing Prevention Week shirt from 2012 or 2013 or pick up a new one (limited supply) to show your Drexel pride and make sure both Penn and Drexel teams and fans know that ‘Dragons Don’t Haze.’

Thursday, October 3

“I don’t haze…” Pledge

11am-1pm, James E. Marks Intercultural Center
Sponsored by the Student Center for Inclusion & Culture

Stop by and snap your best shot while telling us why you don’t haze and become a part of our installation display in the Creese Student Center Lobby proving that Dragons Don’t Haze. Be sure to where your Hazing Prevention week shirt, Greek letters, organization t-shirt, sports team item or other Drexel gear for your photo..

Twitter Take Over: Dan Simmons

1-2pm Log-on and ask your hazing-related questions of Dan Simmons, Associate Director of Athletics and head of Recreational Athletics, by tweeting at @DragonsDontHaze.

Friday, October 4

“I don’t haze…” Pledge

11:30am-12:30pm, Creese Student Center Lobby
Stop by and snap your best shot while telling us why you don’t haze and become a part of our installation display in the Creese Student Center Lobby proving that Dragons Don’t Haze. Be sure to where your Hazing Prevention week shirt, Greek letters, organization t-shirt, sports team item or other Drexel gear for your photo.

Be the Change Day of Service Kick-off

7pm, University of Pennsylvania
Sponsored by Sigma Beta Rho Fraternity, Inc.
All participants must come to the kickoff for their community service assignment and pick up their 2013 BTC shirt.

Saturday, October 5

Be the Change Day of Service

9am, Race Street Lawn (33rd & Race Streets)
Sponsored by Sigma Beta Rho Fraternity, Inc.

Community service is one of the best and safest  hazing alternatives and forms of positive teambuilding where you can give back and develop unity and respect in a positive way.
Be the Change is a national day of service organized by South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) to commemorate the spirit of leadership through service. With this, we hope to inspire South Asian communities and their allies to strengthen their commitment to public service! Last year nearly 4,000 people volunteered from across the country. This year Philadelphia will have 2 different events: Philadelphia Zoo and Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes.  All participants must have a representative of your group or yourself e-mail the Philly BTC board at PhillyBTC@gmail.com with the names of the people attending, how many people will be coming, a contact e-mail and phone number and shirt size for each person. Also, in the e-mail please list in order what community service your group would like to work during the BTC event.  The assignments given to the groups will be on a first come, first serve basis so sign up quick. 

 

National Initiatives & Contests

Take the National Hazing Prevention Pledge

Sponsored by HazingPrevention.org
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. http://nationalhazingpreventionweek.com/take-the-pledge

 

2014 Hazing Prevention Week Poster Contest

Deadline February 2014
Sponsored by Hazingprevention.org & 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, 2013.

 

Hazing Prevention Awareness Week Photo Contest

Deadline November 1, 2013
Sponsored by HazingPrevention.org & Digital Pix
Participate in Hazing Prevention Awareness 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

Deadline November 1, 2013
Sponsored by HazingPrevention.org & 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.