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National Hazing Prevention Week

National Hazing Prevention Week (NHPW) is a time when communities, institutions, organizations, and individuals make a concerted effort to raise awareness and increase education about hazing. NHPW is officially held the last full week of September each year; however, anyone is welcome to organize a hazing prevention week at any point of the year. The fundamental objective is to have a specific time in which the entire community is focused on engaging in intentional discussions about the problem of hazing.

NHPW is organized by the Hazing Prevention Network (HPN). Review our HPN webpage to learn about Sigma Nu’s longstanding partnership and support of HPN’s mission “to empower people to prevent hazing.”

How to Get Involved

Nationally, Sigma Nu regularly participates in NHPW through the development of resources for chapters to organize and participate in local efforts supporting NHPW and publishing hazing prevention articles and insights on each day of NHPW.

Locally, chapters throughout the country organize and participate in a variety of activities in support of NHPW.  If your campus or chapter does not currently participate in NHPW, below are numerous resources to help in starting a NHPW initiative in your community:

If you need any other ideas or want some advice on how to get NHPW started on your campus, feel free to contact the General Fraternity office at (540) 463-1869. Also, please let the General Fraternity know when and how your chapter participates in NHPW by emailing news@sigmanu.org.


The following articles address topics and concepts related to hazing. These articles can be helpful resources to spark important discussion and reflection on the importance of creating a values-based new member experience devoid of hazing.

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