National Hazing Prevention and Awareness Week takes place during the third week of September. UCF sponsors various events, workshops and educational sessions to help students understand the impact of hazing, including the short- and long-term consequences associated with participation in these activities. All events this year will be virtual.
The week includes a discussion sponsored by HazingPrevention.org featuring parents who have suffered the loss of their children to hazing incidents.
- On Monday, we will host two workshops on anti-hazing laws in the state of Florida. David Bianchi, author of Andrew’s Law recently signed by Gov. DeSantis, will discuss how the new law affects parents, students, staff and advisors.
- On Tuesday, UCF Band Director Tremon Kizer will facilitate a session on how we can change the culture of hazing by developing healthy traditions.
- On Wednesday, Office of Student Conduct staff members Xavier Shannon and Heather Cohen will share information about the organizational and group conduct process.
Additionally, there will be online contests and prizes and the opportunity to sign the pledge against hazing.
View the full calendar of events here: https://antihazing.sdes.ucf.edu/national-hazing-prevention-week/