HARRISONBURG, Va -- Students at James Madison University are working this week to prevent hazing on campus as part of National Hazing Prevention week.
Hazing is defined as harassment, abuse or humiliation that goes on in social groups, like fraternities, sororities or sports teams. Extreme hazing even can even cause people to die.
Representatives from the Center for Multicultural Services handed out fliers, which students can put on their doors to promote anti-hazing. It also has information on the back about what you can do to prevent hazing.
Tenea Lowery is the anti-hazing week coordinator and she hopes students pay attention to anti-hazing week and keep campus safe.
“Sometimes, we want them to be educationally aware of things that are considered hazing, and what things are not considered hazing, so we can be the more educated, enlightened students here at JMU,” said Lowery.
JMU students set up a booth on the campus and they are getting students to sign a petition against hazing. The idea is to get more signatures than Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia on their petitions. It is all an effort to stop intimidation and bullying on campus.
The anti-hazing booth will be on campus for the rest of the week. Organizers want to reach as many students as they can.
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