RPI enforces strict no hazing policy

The RPI Panhellenic and Interfraternity Councils have been tabling this week in the Rensselaer Union in honor of National Hazing Prevention Week, a nationwide initiative on college campuses, at high schools, in communities, and within organizations to raise awareness of the problems with hazing. Hazing is defined in The Rensselaer Handbook as “any conduct that subjects another person, whether physically, mentally, emotionally, or psychologically, to anything that may endanger, abuse, degrades or intimidates the person as a condition of association with a group or organization, regardless of the person’s consent or lack of consent.” RPI supports a zero tolerance policy on hazing, and Greek life at RPI is here to support that policy. In honor of NHPW, we have been making a banner with the slogan “These Hands Don’t Haze” as a pledge by our members to not haze within their organizations. This Friday, we will also be having a social media campaign titled “These Letters Don’t Haze.” Any Greek-affiliated member who posts a picture this Friday, September 23 with themselves in letters, uses the tag “#TheseLettersDontHaze”, and tags @rpipanhellenic, @rpigreeklife, or @rpiifc will be entered to win a free pair of letters. You can also send a Snapchat to @letters4letters to be entered. Thank you to those who have come out in support of our cause!

Hannah Merrow ’18

Director of Communications

RPI Panhellenic Council