As members of the Volunteer community, we must all work together to end hazing.
Be proactive in preventing hazing
- Know the rules
- Clarify expectations of membership
- Members should be clear and transparent with new members about what they will encounter when they join the group.
- Hold yourself and your peers accountable
- When planning activities, consider:
- What are the potential outcomes?
- How does this activity align with the core values of the group?
- What do you want members to gain from the experience?
- What do you want your organizational culture to be? What you permit, you promote. The culture of any organization is shaped by the worst behavior leaders are willing to tolerate.
- Provide alternative activities for bonding
Extreme Air Sports
Attend a Sporting Event
- Ijams Nature Center (Hiking, Ropes Course, Bike, Kayaking, Paddle Boarding)
- RecSports Outdoor in East TN
- RecSports Equipment Rentals
- RecSports Learn How To Clinics
- The Lost Sea Adventure
Haunted House (Seasonal)
Play a Sport Together (New Members and Members on One Team)
Group Fitness Classes
Market Square Events
Host a First Aid Course
Host a Cooking Class
Host a Life Skills Workshop
- How to Change a Tire
- How to Change Your Oil
Host Dinner for New Members
- Have each class host a dinner for new members
- Discuss “what I wish I knew then, that I know now” with real advice
Host a Personality Inventory Workshop Utilizing Myers-Briggs, Strengths Quest, or Similar Personality Style Test to Better Understand Similarities and Differences of Members
Indoor Sky Diving
Outdoor Gravity Park
White Water Rafting
- Outdoor Chattanooga (Disc Golf, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing)
- Lookout Mountain (Ruby Falls, Incline Railway, Rock City)
- Cave Tours
- Segway & Bike Tours
Sky Diving/Hang Gliding
- Outdoor Chattanooga (Hang Gliding, Sky Diving)
Request a hazing prevention training
Addressing hazing prevention with your group or student organization can feel overwhelming. Let our hazing prevention facilitators lead the way! This training is an interactive, scenario-based program tailored to fit the needs of various audiences. It is flexible in length and covers what constitutes hazing, how to notice signs of hazing, and how to respond.
Request a hazing prevention resource card
You can request a resource card for yourself or request a copy for everyone in your group.Request a resource card