MSU Panhellenic Council Raises Awareness During Hazing Prevention Week


With over 60 chapters and more than 4,800 students to supervise, trouble is bound to be in Greek life at Michigan State. That’s why the MSU Panhellenic Council, the governing body of all Panhellenic sororities on campus, strives to maintain positive and healthy communities.

Hazing can range from embarrassing public acts to life-threatening performances. MSU has adopted a strict zero-tolerance policy for the act of hazing with Michigan’s Garret Law, which criminalizes the act of hazing in any institution. is a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing the act of hazing. He educates, advocates and engages with communities nationwide to help prevent harassment, injury, embarrassment and distress related to hazing rituals.

National Hazing Prevention Week began on September 19 and officially ends on September 23, but people are encouraged year-round to help stop the spread of hazing acts and rituals.

So what does hazing prevention look like?

The Hazing Prevention Organization has resources that students, parents, and professionals can do to prevent this harassment. Individuals are encouraged to assess the current situation, report the hazing and report the event if they witness an act of hazing. There are resources available through the Hazing Prevention Organization website and MSUs anonymous reporting errorct hotline.

All members of fraternities and sororities under the Panhellenic Council are required to maintain safe and positive communities with each other and are encouraged to take the pledge against hazing. MSU Greek health and safety resources has a list of resources that include health promotion, addiction support, mental health support, and anonymous reporting.

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