Sep. 23, 2013

Events Scheduled for National Hazing Prevention Week


GENESEO, N.Y. – SUNY Geneseo is observing National Hazing Prevention Week Sept. 23 – 27 with a number of events focusing on how to recognize hazing and ways to prevent it in the first place. The national theme this year is “Know. Decide. Act.” All events on the Geneseo campus are free and open to the public.

“This week allows all of us as community members to educate students, administrators, parents, members of the faculty and staff, coaches, residence hall leaders, community members, local and campus police officers and others about the importance of this issue,” said Wendi Kinney, co-chair  of the college’s hazing prevention workgroup.

Keynote speaker is Amanda Berg, who will speak about her relationship with alcohol during her college years through her award-winning 2011 student photo documentary, “Keg Stand Queens.” The project shows the effects of binge drinking among college-aged women. Her address is scheduled Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. in the MacVittie Union Ballroom.

The college is conducting “Party SMART” risk-reduction training Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. in Newton Hall Room 214. Among other events during the week is Gordie Day Sept. 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the MacVittie Union Ballroom lobby, where information will be available about hazing prevention.

Among hazing prevention resources available on campus is the award-winning “Stand Up for One Another” program, which encourages students to intercede and act on their concern for their fellow students’ well-being.

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