Held once a semester, Grand Chapter connects all members of the recognized sororities and fraternities with guest speakers from within the UNH and Durham communities as well as outside New England. Grand Chapter seeks to encourage students to learn more about their strengths, skills, and their individual and communal roles within the Greek community.
Grand Chapter is sponsored by the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life, UGA, IFC and Panhellenic Councils
February 24, 2016 5:00 PM & 7:00 PM GSR (Check with Chapter President for seating time)
Hazing Prevention. How Did We Get Here? How Do We Stop It?
Feb 24th 5pm & 7pm (check with your chapter president for your seating time) GSR
Open any newspaper across the country and you'll see that hazing affects Fraternities and Sororities, sports teams, and student organizations of all kinds. We often read about the physical effects of hazing—expulsion, injury, and even death, in the worst cases—but what about hazing’s psychological effects? How does hazing affect its victims in the long-term?
We’ll review the history of hazing and its contributing factors. We’ll also vote on several scenarios—what constitutes hazing, and what doesn’t? We’ll cover bystander intervention, how to report an incident, and strategies to eliminate hazing in Greek chapters (alternative activities to promote chapter unity are our personal favorite).
About our presenter:
Michael Ayalon is a motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and seasoned executive with a passion for Greek Life. Michael has made over 300 engaging presentations on more than 100 college campuses to empower students and create better communities. Before becoming a sought-after speaker for Greek University, he worked as an entrepreneur in New York, and most recently served as the 7th Executive Director of Sigma Pi Fraternity with 125 chapters and over 100,000 total members. Michael is a Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPS) certified trainer.