The brothers of Omega Delta Phi participated in different events on their campuses in observation of the National Hazing Prevention Week national campaign. The University of Arizona (Gamma), the University of Wisconsin, Oskosh (Alpha Omega), and the Texas A&M University- San Antonio (Beta Theta) chapters participated in these efforts through their local campus student activities board.
The Gamma Chapter participated in the University of Arizona’s National Hazing Prevention Week by teaming up with other greek organizations to raise awareness about the issue. The organizations that participated were Gamma Phi Beta, Kappa Alpha Theta, Beta Theta Pi, Pi Beta Phi, Sigma Lambda Gamma, Phi Delta Theta, Alpha Epsilon Phi, among others.
The organizations partnered up and painted a banner with their university’s logo and the message “Hazing Isn’t The Wildcat Way”.
This took place during the National Hazing Prevention Week which takes place nationally and fell on September 23-27th.
The Alpha Omega Chapter at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh participated in the National Hazing Prevention Week campaign on their campus. The “Titans Dont Haze” campaign included a week long series of events which included arts and crafts, dissemination of information, giveaways, as well as a Wear Yellow Day to encourage UWO students to stand against hazing.
The banners created were displayed on campus throughout the week and the Greek Life Office hosted a “Donut Haze” doughnut giveaway. The Titans were also able to get more information about anti-hazing efforts being led by UW-Oshkosh and had an opportunity to be featured on the university’s official social media platforms. These events were hosted officially by the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life.
Meanwhile, in Texas at the Texas A&M University, San Antonio campus, Jaguars also launched their local campaign to combat and take a stand against hazing on their campus. Their university allowed the Jaguars to get crafty as they also participated in banner painting across campus to show their desire for a hazing free campus.
ODPhi is committed to eradicating hazing and being a part of the big picture solution and these efforts led at these respective universities are a testament to that. The non-profit national campaign began in 2007 and the last full week of September is designated as National Hazing Prevention Week across the nation.