Many individuals want hazing to stop. Some are friends or relatives of people being hazed, some are students who are being hazed themselves, and others are members of organizations that haze. They may even be hazers themselves, albeit reluctant ones.
In order to play a role in preventing hazing, there are six steps that individuals must go through (adapted from Berkowitz, A., 1994) to move from being bystanders to active change agents:
Since some students want change but don’t know what to do in place of hazing, this site describes alternatives to hazing that will help strengthen groups and initiate new members. You can also find resources from national organizations.
If you are a member of a fraternity or sorority that hazes, you can contact Fraternity/Sorority Life and Student Engagement for guidance on how to conduct a model non-hazing new member program. You do not need to disclose that your group is engaged in hazing. Just indicate that you want to develop a model new member program.