GS National Hazing Prevention Week begins

Amina Ramsey

The Department of Fraternity and Sorority Life is hosting National Hazing Prevention Week all this week on campus.

According to the Georgia Southern University events calendar, National Hazing Prevention Week is an opportunity to raise awareness about the problem of hazing, educate others about hazing, and promote the prevention of hazing.

The GS student code of conduct defines hazing as a means to subject a student to an activity which endangers or is likely to endanger the physical health of a student, regardless of a student’s willingness to.

Many fraternities and sororities will be hosting several events throughout the week to promote and participate in National Hazing Prevention Week.

“As members we are taking part in what the university is doing for National Hazing Prevention Week by going to seminars and tabling to be up to date on what the university and other Georgia Southern orgs are doing to ensure we are still abiding with the non-hazing policy as we have been doing,” Kayla Jordan, Epsilon Xi chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc member, said.

Stewart Brumbeloe, Upsilon chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity member said the chapter will host guest speakers from their fraternity’s nationals to discuss possible means of helping the organization and others to prevent hazing and educate the dangers of hazing.

“We are not a hazing fraternity and the main thing we want to do is keep that tradition going,” Brumbeloe said.

Fraternities and sororities, as well as other student organizations or athletic teams, are prohibited from hazing according to the GS student code of conduct. Students are advised to report hazing by calling the Hazing Hotline at 1-888-893-6554.

Matthew Enfinger contributed to this article