Ending Hazing and Sexual Violence At All Colleges and Universities
Three out of five college students are subjected to hazing and sexual assault. Excessive alcohol consumption, humiliation, isolation, sleep deprivation and sexual violence are increasingly common features of fraternity and sorority hazing “rituals.” With the ability to post and publicize photos to the internet with the click of a button, the potential for causing lasting psychological damage, as well as devastating physical harm, is greater now than ever before.
Together, let’s speak out against hazing and sexual assault and call for colleges and universities to devote real effort and real resources to stopping this violent and demeaning behavior. Add your voice to this online petition and demonstrate support for this important and positive change. (When you sign this petition, you may indicate your first name, age, fraternity or sorority affiliation and home state.)
Through www.EndHazingNow.com, we will gather signatures and then send this Petition to every college and university president in the United States, asking that they:
1. Commit to ending hazing and sexual violence on college campuses.
2. Establish an independent, truly confidential hotline so that incidents of hazing and sexual violence can be reported to university officials and law enforcement.
3. Commit meaningful annual resources for mandatory anti-hazing and anti-sexual violence training and awareness programs on campus.
Please share this Petition with your friends and family on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social media so we can get as many supporters as possible for this important initiative. If you send us a photo of yourself (or you and your friends) holding a sign with the hashtag #EndHazingNow, we will post that photo on our website, www.EndHazingNow.com. Feel free to include the name of your fraternity, sorority, sports team, club or organization in the photo.
Also, please visit the websites of these hazing prevention advocacy groups to learn more about the important work they are doing to end hazing and sexual violence on campuses across this country. www.hazingprevention.org and www.stophazing.org.