UMaine to Celebrate National Hazing Prevention Week

Contact: Kevin Taschereau ( or (207) 581-4183

ORONO, Me. – The University of Maine will celebrate National Hazing Prevention Week on Thursday, Sept. 24 at noon on the Fogler Library steps with the signing of Hazing Prevention Statement. Presidents, members, and advisors of UMaine’s student organizations, fraternities, sororities and athletic teams will take part in this annual event. A showing of the movie “Haze” will complete the day’s schedule at 7 p.m. in Room 100 of the Donald P. Corbett Business Building. This showing is open to the public.

“By signing the Hazing Prevention Statement and the showing the movie ‘Haze’ we seek to better equip our student population and campus organizations to stand up against the dangers that hazing presents,” says Kevin Taschereau from UMaine’s Division of Student Affairs.

This year’s activities coincide with UMaine’s Safety Week, a week long awareness campaign aimed at educating students in a variety of health, wellness and personal safety-related topics.

UMaine has celebrated National Hazing Prevention Week  for the last five years. The celebration of this week highlights the Division of Student Affairs’ commitment to the education and awareness of hazing and seeks to promote a hazing-free environment for all of its students.