National Hazing Prevention Week began Sept. 23 and ended Sept. 26. Hazing is when a person, or student, is bullied and ridiculed in an embarrassing manner. PULSE and UPD organized events on Sept. 24 that took place in the JBK Commons. Events included games and balloon signings to raise awareness of hazing at WTAMU.
“It is important to know about hazing so that we can learn how to prevent it,” said Brianna Arguello, a freshman majoring in Graphic Design. “For some people, hazing is difficult to recognize because it can look like friendly teasing or pranking. In reality, it is hurtful and dangerous.”
Fredrick Williams, a graduate student and PULSE member, said by promoting awareness of hazing, it can potentially improve campus safety.