Monday, September 14, 2009

Lehigh plans for National Hazing Prevention Week

The Lehigh University Greek community will sponsor National Hazing Prevention Week (NHPW), September 28 - October 2, 2009. NHPW is celebrated at college campuses across the nation to educate and promote awareness, training, and intervention on ways to confront and address hazing as a barrier to a respectful campus community.

The highlight of Lehigh's NHPW will be a keynote address by renowned author, scholar, and expert on the topic of hazing and bystander intervention - Hank Nuwar. Set for Wednesday, September 30 at 7pm in Packard 101, Nuwar will give his powerful presentation, "Hazing in Society: Athletics/Sorority/Fraternity/High School".

Nuwar has authored four books on hazing, with two more close to completion. He has been featured on The Today Show, ESPN Sportscenter, CNN, and Court TV, and in the pages of Newsweek, Sports Illustrated, The New York Times, and the NCAA News.

Additionally, the Interfraternity, Multicultural Greek, and Panhellenic Councils will sponsor NHPW activities including:
  • Tabling in the University Center with buttons, flyers, and advertisements related to hazing prevention and Nuwar's keynote
  • Hidden Harm posters and information
  • Banners with hazing facts
  • Availability of Bystander Intervention training to chapters, athletic teams, and student organizations

For more information on National Hazing Prevention Week, please contact Veronica Hunter at