National Hazing Prevention

There is no doubt that schools protesting against hazing has become quite frequent, UNT being one of those schools that has a zero tolerance rule against it.  Although, it is most commonly associated with Greek-lettered organizations such as fraternities and sororities, it has been witnessed in sports teams, clubs, and the military.   So what is hazing?  Hazing usually refers to harassment, abuse or humiliation used as a way of initiating a person into a group.  The act itself can involve physical or mental practices. It is prohibited by law but still occurs to this day due to victims fear of speaking out in fear of retaliation.   Wanna know more?  UNT in support of National Hazing Prevention Week will be showing the movie Haze at 6pm in the Lyceum today, September 19, 2011.  Check out the trailer video:

If you ever experience hazing, make sure to contact the appropriate authorities before it is too late. It only takes one person to stand up against it.   HazingPrevention.org is constantly looking for dedicated individuals looking to volunteer and impacting their schools.  Go to the following sites, if you are interested or want to know more:

http://www.hazingprevention.org/sponsor-donate-volunteer/volunteer

http://conduct.unt.edu/development/hazing