Office of Student Life

Sorority and Fraternity Life

Hazing Prevention Week 2021

Hazing Prevention Keynote Speaker

Redefining Leadership and Tradition: Creating a Hazing-Free Student Experience

Dr. Jason Meriwether

Students, advisors and university administrators must embrace preventive approaches to anti-hazing education and policies for all students on their campuses. This interactive session will provide your students and leadership team with legally sound practices that protect students and the university while engaging in robust discussion about the impact of “tradition” on hazing and violence on college campuses. Participants will be empowered to challenge physical and mental abuse in the context of hazing situations by examining the value of life versus the need to belong. Recognize the relationship between injuries, psychological abuse and loss of life associated with common hazing behaviors and the concept of tradition. Learn educative options to combat hazing using peer education and bystander intervention models, and strategies to evaluate traditions to assess risks and hidden harms.

Sponsored by Athletics, Greek Programming Board, Sorority and Fraternity Life and Student Activities

  • September 13th, at 7 p.m. EST
  • Archie Griffin Ballroom, Ohio Union
  • Keynote will be live-streamed as well to accommodate our regional campuses Register Here.
  • Audience: Students, Faculty, Staff and Advisors
  • Count as Risk Management and Harm Reduction SOE for SFL Members
Interdisciplinary Hazing Prevention Student Leader Workshop 

Dr. Jason Meriwether

This workshop will be a time for leaders in student organizations, athletics, marching band, sororities/fraternities and more to engage with our keynote speaker about hazing prevention and what they can do to help create positive environments for their members.

  • September 13th, at 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. EST
  • If you are interested in attending this event, please email cangialosi.4@osu.edu
  • Audience: Students
  • Count as Risk Management and Harm Reduction SOE for SFL Members

Roundtable and Panel Discussions

Hazing Prevention Panel Discussion (Virtual)

Sponsored by Student Activities, Student Conduct, Sorority and Fraternity Life and Student Wellness Center

Come learn about hazing prevention on campus! The panel will have students and staff from Ohio State who will be discussing how to create healthy and positive environments in your student orgs, teams and more. 

  • September 16th, at Noon - 1 p.m. EST
  • Register Now
  • Contact Will Cangialosi.4@osu.edu with questions.
  • Audience: Students, Faculty, Staff and Advisors
  • Count as Risk Management and Harm Reduction SOE for SFL Members
Student Org Advisor Roundtable – Hazing Prevention (Virtual)

Sponsored by Student Activities

All advisors and co-advisors are invited to participate in monthly roundtable discussions. This is an opportunity to connect with the Student Org Team and fellow advisors on topics of shared interest. These roundtables will have a fairly informal agenda including the latest updates, brief presentation of content, and informal discussion with fellow advisors. Join us via CarmenZoom for a conversation on hazing prevention and Collin’s Law. 

  • September 23rd, at Noon - 1 p.m. EST
  • Register Now
  • Contact Jen Pelletier.17@osu.edu with questions.
  • Audience: Faculty, Staff
  • Count as Risk Management and Harm Reduction SOE for SFL Members

Workshops

Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs (AOD) 101

Sponsored by Student Wellness Center

Students will learn the basics of alcohol including blood alcohol content, defining a standard drink, alcohol poisoning warning signs and dispelling common myths surrounding the consumption of alcohol, as well as the basics of cannabis including current trends, information about legalization and dispel common myths. Participants will also take a deeper look into how cannabis can impact holistic health and daily life.  

  • September 21st, at 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST
  • Location: RPAC Dave Griner
  • Count as Member Development OR Risk Management and Harm Reduction SOE for SFL Members
Power-Based Violence Workshop

Sponsored by Student Wellness Center

  • September 14th, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • RPAC Meeting Room 2
  • Count as Risk Management and Harm Reduction SOE for SFL Members
Buckeyes Got Your Back

Sponsored by Student Wellness Center

Being an active bystander is one of the best ways to cultivate a culture of caring on campus. Join the Student Life Student Wellness Center to learn techniques for intervening in varying levels of potentially harmful situations and learn the importance of being an active bystander to prevent violence in any form. Participants will take the intervention styles quiz to help determine their most comfortable intervention style and gain confidence using all intervention styles.

  • September 22nd, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • RPAC Meeting Room 1
  • Count as Risk Management and Harm Reduction SOE for SFL Members
Navigating Personal and Professional Relationships Dynamics

Sponsored by Student Wellness Center

Learning to navigate professional work culture can be challenging. Balancing new responsibilities, relationships, and a personal life can sometimes feel as if it is more than one can manage and become an additional stressor. This presentation aims to provide an opportunity for attendees to discuss tips for navigating workplace culture, balancing relationships, and determining personal and professional boundaries.

  • September 22nd, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 
  • RPAC Meeting Room 3
  • Count as Member Development OR Risk Management and Harm Reduction SOE for SFL Members

Hazing Prevention Org: 2021 National Hazing Prevention Week

Register for All Events Here

Letter Campaign for Collin's Law in Ohio (Virtual)

Molly Shea Davis, Vice President of Development, Ohio University's Women's Panhellenic Association

Sponsored by Hazing Prevention Org

  • September 20th, at 4 p.m. EST
  • Count as Risk Management and Harm Reduction SOE for SFL Members
Breathe, Nolan Breathe (Virtual)

Michael Rafo, MA, Coordinator of Fraternity and Sorority Life, Florida Gulf Coast University

Sponsored by Hazing Prevention Org

  • September 21st, at 4 p.m. EST
  • Count as Risk Management and Harm Reduction SOE for SFL Members
TBD (Virtual)

Archie Messersmith-Bunting, Archie Cares, LLC

Sponsored by Hazing Prevention Org

  • September 22nd, at 4 p.m. EST
  • Count as Risk Management and Harm Reduction SOE for SFL Members
National GORDIEday - Liquid Courage: Alcohol and Hazing (Virtual)

Susie Bruce, MEd, Director and Jill Maurer, National Development and Program Coordinator, The Gordie Center, University of Virginia

Sponsored by Hazing Prevention Org

  • September 23rd, at 4 p.m. EST
  • Count as Risk Management and Harm Reduction SOE for SFL Members

StopHazing

We Don't Haze - Panel Discussion and Viewing (Virtual)

Sponsored by StopHazing

This panel discussion and viewing of We Don’t Haze (WDH) will be a program campus professionals, student organization advisors, and students won’t want to miss. The panel guests include family members who’ve lost a child and sibling to hazing, campus safety experts, passionate advocates, and hazing prevention researchers. Join us for the discussion and then stay for the viewing of WDH - a short documentary style film about hazing and its prevention.

P.S. You can use this program to jump-start a facilitated group discussion or workshop after watching the short film! View these accompanying resources to help you plan ahead!