This week is Lehigh's annual Hazing Prevention Week. During this week we celebrate the efforts that students, faculty and staff have put in place to prevent hazing on our campus. This week also serves as a re-commitment to the statement that each and every member signed when they joined our community:
"Hazing is strictly forbidden in Lehigh fraternities and sororities. Hazing is defined as any action taken or situation created, whether on or off campus, to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, or ridicule (see the Lehigh Student Handbook, Code of Conduct for the complete definition). I understand and agree to uphold the Lehigh policy against hazing as defined in the Lehigh Student Handbook."
We are committed to working with you to create and sustain the kind of environment where students feel safe and supported. These are base-line expectations of a campus community characterized by mutual respect. It is all of our responsibility as a community to create a culture of care. Let's take the time this week to do that more than ever! Please join us this week for the following:
Monday 2/27: Social media blast! Share the cover photo our Panhellenic friends created (attached) and use #HawksAgainstHazing17 on whatever you post.
Tuesday 2/28: Join our Panhellenic friends for a workshop about hazing on our campus. (6:30pm UC 308)
Wednesday 3/1: Rep your org on campus! Wear your best chapter swag.
Thursday 3/2: Brown bag discussion – Think Tank: What are our alternatives? (12-1pm UC B025)
Friday 3/3: Organize Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) across campus!
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, as part of the responsibility of being a member of our Lehigh community, we also ask you to stand up and speak out if a fellow student’s health and safety are at risk. Please do all that you can to help and protect each other. To report hazing, you can submit an anonymous hazing reporting form which can be found on the Lehigh Hazing Prevention website, contact the anonymous National Hazing Hotline at 888-NOT-Haze or call the Lehigh University Police Department at 610-758-4200.