By: Ti’Mani White
National Anti-Hazing Prevention Week was September 19-22, which “gives an opportunity for campuses, schools, communities, organizations, and individuals to raise awareness about the problem of hazing, educating others about hazing, and promote the prevention of hazing”, according HazingPrevention.org.
Lander University took action and celebrated this week by getting all the Greek organizations, both Panhellenic and Non-Panhellenic, in different events that promote themselves as non-hazing organizations.
Amari Williams, President of the Kappa Gamma chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., stated her opinion about what “hazing” means to her. “Hazing means to humiliate someone mentally, physically, or emotionally, or verbally in any shape of form, or making them do something they would not normally do,” says Williams.
“Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. is a NON-HAZING organization. If a situation is severe enough where hazing has occurred, this can lead to the suspension or even expulsion of a chapter.”
She and her chapter continue to promote the Anti-Hazing message throughout the year.