Each year Shepherd University Fraternity and Sorority Life hosts a Hazing Prevention week. During this week each chapter on campus will sponsor an activity to bring attention to the problem of hazing. The Hazing Prevention Week is an opportunity to educate the entire campus to not just recognize hazing but to learn ways they can prevent it from occurring in the first place.
The Hotline provides an anonymous telephone line for anyone to report a suspected or recent hazing incident to one number 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) that accepts calls 24 hours a day. The Hotline connects to a dedicated voice mailbox at Manley Burke, LPA. The calls are automatically saved as audio files that are then transmitted by e-mail to the headquarters of the fraternity or sorority named in the report. This is true whether or not the reports are about one of the sponsors or another organization. In some instances, reports are about athletic teams, bands or clubs. When those calls are received, the institution where the organization is located is contacted.
We are lucky at Shepherd University because all 8 of our social Fraternity and Sorority chapters’ Headquarters are sponsors of the National Anti-Hazing Hotline. These organizations are committed to a risk and hazing free atmosphere for their new members.
Anti-Hazing Laws for West Virginia, Maryland, and Virginia:
West Virginia: http://www.legis.state.wv.us/wvcode/code.cfm?chap=18&art=16