National Hazing Prevention Week at WKU

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Across the country, events are being held to bring awareness to and mitigate hazing.

Hazing typically, is the process college age youth go through to join a fraternity or sorority. Hazing is undesirable activities an aspiring member is pressured into such as excessive drinking, paddling, etc. At WKU, Panhellenic Council president Sydney Schnieder says in her 4 years are Western, she’s never had an issue with hazing and feels administration does a good job of educating and handling Greek life students to ensure incidents like that don’t happen.

Some of the events going on on the hill at “these hands to haze” posters, benefit nights for charity, and symposiums to teach about hazing and discouraging the practice.

Andrew Rash, an Associate Director of Student Activities, heads Greek life at Western and said in his interview with News 40 that from the beginning of and all throughout Greek, the university takes steps to educate the students and let them know what would happen to everyone involved if an incident like such as hazing would occur.