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Hazing Education & Prevention

Welcome to the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life. Please read through our various hazing specific policies, educational programs and explore our resources.

Georgia Southern University Hazing Policy

Hazing

a. Any act, intentional or unintentional, which endangers the emotional, mental, financial, physical health or safety of a Student, with or without their expressed permission, or which destroys or removes public or private property, for the purpose of initiation, admission into, affiliation with, or as a condition for continued membership in a group or organization.

b. Any act, intentional or unintentional, which causes physical discomfort, embarrassment and/or ridicule of another person for the purposes mentioned above participation in Hazing, either by facilitating or encouraging the act, or allowing oneself to be subject to acts of Hazing.

Reporting Hazing

The Hazing Hotline has been set up as a way for individuals to anonymously report acts of hazing on the Georgia Southern University campus. All calls to the Hazing Hotline will be handled in a confidential manner. We thank all those willing to join the fight to stop hazing in our community by reporting any acts of hazing that they may be aware of on our campus.

Report Hazing 24/7 at Georgia Southern Hazing Hotline: 1-888-893-6554


Programs

Online Hazing Modules

Online hazing modules are a new addition to the program content providing students interested in the Fraternity and Sorority Life community an opportunity to become educated and aware of hazing before joining a fraternity or sorority.

  • Hazing Prevention 101 – Cover best practices that will teach how to recognize, prevent, and report hazing.
  • Fraternity & Sorority Life – Provide more specific information about the challenges in the Georgia Southern community.

Click here to register to get access to the online hazing modules.

New Member Institutes

After students join the Fraternity and Sorority Life community, new members are required to attend a series of council-wide seminar-style workshops, including hazing awareness, education, and prevention.

National Hazing Prevention Week

National Hazing Prevention Week is an annual week of activities and programs conducted on campuses and within organizations to raise awareness of the problem of hazing. We aim to educate students, staff, faculty, parents and the Statesboro community regarding the issue of hazing, how to recognize it, and how to prevent future acts of hazing.

Sponsored by the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life and all six councils on both campuses.

September 21-25, 2020

Armstrong / Statesboro

Monday, 9/21: #RealEaglesDontHaze week-long social media campaign.

  • Use the hashtag #RealEaglesDontHaze on any social media posts throughout the week that pertain to hazing prevention and awareness. 
  • This campaign will last throughout the week!

Tuesday, 9/22: Take the Pledge Tuesday 

  • Take the pledge to stand against hazing on Tuesday!
  • Encourage your members to do the same
  • Here is the link: https://hazingprevention.org/pledge/
  • Post/send us the number of pledges that your organization signs!

Wednesday, 9/23: #WhyWednesday

  • #WhyWednesday is a day-long social media campaign hosted by the office
  • The hashtag represents “Why I don’t haze”, so your organization and your members can share their own stories and reasons why they don’t haze!
  • The office will be posting a graphic on our Instagram story that day. The story will be a “fill in the blank” template that will also give community members the opportunity to share the post and add why they don’t haze to the story.
  • We will be re-posting these throughout the day, so make sure to tag the office in those posts! Our IG handle is @gsfslife

Thursday, 9/24:  HAZE Screening and Post-Screening Hosted by the Gordie Center

  • The movie HAZE will be screened virtually by the Gordie Center at 8:30 PM.
  • We have registered for the event and allotted space for up to 500 members of our community to view the film. While this is not a requirement, we highly encourage you to have at least a few members of your organization watch the film since the University of Virginia knows that GSU’s FSL is participating.
  • There will be a post-screening with Q&As with Leslie and Michael Lanahan, which is Gordie’s mom and step-father
  • Read Gordie’s story here: https://gordie.studenthealth.virginia.edu/gordies-story

Friday, 9/25: Spike Out Hazing Volleyball Game (Student Appreciation Night) 

  • There will be an attendance challenge for the Volleyball match that is sponsored by the athletic department
  • The organization that has the most members attend (by proportion), will receive money to go toward their philanthropy

Last updated: 9/24/2020