Mizzou Greek Alliance Debuts Video Series to Change Hazing Behavior
The Mizzou Greek Alliance (MGA) has added a training video on College Hazing to its training and education program that directly confronts the harshest aspects of hazing and the consequences for anyone involved in it. Told from the perspective of a parent, the 26-minute video explores the circumstances under which hazing arises and the worst-case consequences for both those who are harmed by hazing and those who initiate it.
We have distributed the video among our 16 member fraternities for presentation to incoming pledge classes as well as to officers, actives and alumni volunteers. Although aspects of the video are emotionally charged, the aim of the production is to effect a change in behavior among the groups to which it is aimed. The video will also be posted on YouTube and is being promoted nationally by a number of hazing activists and various national fraternities.
MGA urges the broader Mizzou Greek community, as well as varsity sports teams, to make use of this resource.
New Hazing Prevention Guide for Chapter Advisors
Chapter advisors can play a key role in the prevention of hazing activities at fraternities and sororities when properly prepared. The Mizzou Greek Alliance has teamed up with researchers at the Timothy J. Piazza Center for Fraternity and Sorority Research and Reform at Penn State University Student Affairs to produce a new guide with advice for chapter advisors and research informed strategies to help prevent hazing in group contexts. The guide can be found at this link:
Additional Resources on Hazing Prevention
The Mizzou Greek Alliance works with several other nationally recognized organizations to bring effective hazing prevention educational programs to students on the Mizzou campus. These organizations include:
- StopHazing: The mission of StopHazing is to promote safe and inclusive school, campus, and organizational environments through research, resource sharing, and the development of data-driven strategies for hazing prevention and the promotion of positive and inclusive group climates. stophazing.org
- Clery Center: This national nonprofit organization is dedicated to helping college and university officials create safer campuses. CleryCenter.org
Hazing Prevention Training Makes An Impact
Safety is a top priority at Mizzou, and a hazing prevention training program called Prevent Zone being offered online by the Office of Student Affairs is making a positive impact on students.