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OHIO Club Sports program participates in National Hazing Prevention Week
Oct 6, 2014
By McKenzie Powell
[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Ohio University Club Sports program recently engaged in the first-ever OHIO Club Sports Hazing Prevention Contest to raise awareness campus-wide about hazing and to generate a conversation about hazing prevention.
Through promotional materials, social media and open conversations, various OHIO Club Sports teams spread positive messages during National Hazing Prevention Week, which was observed Sept. 22-26, to help discourage hazing.
Jessica Orlowski, assistant director of club sports, organized the competition to further the discussion of hazing prevention within club sports and the University as a whole.
“This is the first year that we’ve decided to do something more, and it’s really just the beginning of our efforts to educate not only club sports members but other people in the campus community,” said Orlowski.
The ways in which OHIO’s Club Sports teams could contribute to the contest were endless and left open to interpretation. “We stressed that no effort is too big or too small in showing your support. So we left it really open-ended for the clubs to do whatever they wanted,” added Orlowski.
Approximately 10 Club Sports teams contributed to the Club Sports Hazing Prevention Contest through various efforts such as the creation of memes and posters, the use of social media, positive team-building activities and wearing the National Hazing Prevention Week’s signature colors of purple and lime green while playing their sport.
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