September 21-25 is National Hazing Prevention Week

Elon's Hazing Coalition offers activities and events to bring attention to the problem of hazing during National Hazing Prevention Week.  

National Hazing Prevention Week (NHPW) is September 21st through the 25th. NHPW is an opportunity for campuses, schools, communities, organizations and individuals to raise awareness about the problem of hazing, educate others about hazing, and promote the prevention of hazing.

Elon’s Hazing Prevention Coalition has organized activities and events to bring attention to the problem of hazing. These events provide the opportunity to educate students, parents, faculty, staff, coaches, advisors, and community members to recognize hazing and learn how to prevent it before it occurs. These events include:
Alpha Xi Delta Moseley Table – Monday, September 21st-Wedesday, September 23rd – 11am-2pm
Tri-Sigma MoseleyTable – Monday, September 21st-Wedesday, September 23rd – 11am-2pm
Hazing Coalition College Coffee Table – Tuesday, September 22nd – 9:40-10:20am
Student Org Advisors Workshop on Hazing Prevention – Wednesday, September 23rd – 12:15-1:15pm in McKinnon D (please email Dana Carnes to RSVP)

Elon’s Hazing Prevention Coalition is a group of Student Life staff and students who work to identify common hazing practices and types of groups with a prevalent history of hazing, develop short- and long-term hazing prevention strategies, develop ways to communicate and educate the campus on issues of hazing, and explore alternative ways to bond students to their clubs and organizations.

This summer, several members of the Hazing Prevention Coalition attended the Novak Institute for Hazing Prevention at the University of Memphis in Tennessee. The Novak Institute is a four day, interactive experience that teaches participants to address hazing from a strategic approach focusing on prevention rather than just response. Kim Novak, the name sake of the Institute, is a nationally recognized expert in risk management, engaging students in campus safety efforts, and hazing prevention.

The Institute’s curriculum uses a prevention framework based on proven principles grounded in research. The curriculum aims to help professionals and students take their findings back to their community to create and implement an interdisciplinary hazing prevention program designed for their campus.

The ultimate goal of NHPW and the Hazing Coalition is to prevent hazing through strong education efforts, diligent policy development and reinforcement, and comprehensive planning and ongoing community efforts. For more information please go to To report an incident of hazing, submit a confidential form or call Elon’s Hazing Hotline 336.278.HAZE (4293).