The Office of Student Life will celebrate National Hazing Prevention Week September 23-27 as part of its Greek Week Festivities. The USC Upstate Campus Community is invited to attend the following FREE events:
National Hazing Prevention Week Kickoff
Monday, Sept. 23, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Campus Life Center 1st Floor Lobby
Come sign our “Spartans Against Hazing” banner and receive additional information about Anti-Hazing awareness.
National Gordie Day Remembrance
Thursday, Sept. 26
Instagram Photo Campaign
Campus Life Center 2nd Floor Lobby, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Come take a stand against hazing and have your photo taken to express how you “rise up against hazing.”
“Haze: The Movie” Screening & Discussion
Campus Life Center 310, 6pm
On September 17, 2004, Lynn Gordon Bailey Jr. (“Gordie”) was found dead at the Chi Psi Fraternity house at the University of Colorado at Boulder. On the evening of September 16, Gordie and 26 other pledges dressed in coats and ties for “bid night,” were taken blindfolded to the Arapaho Roosevelt National Forest where they were “encouraged” to drink four handles (1.75 liter bottles) of whiskey and six (1.5 liter) bottles of wine around a bonfire in 30 minutes. They were told, “no one is leaving here until these are gone.” When the group returned to the fraternity house, Gordie was visibly intoxicated and did not drink anymore. He was placed on a couch to “sleep it off” at approximately 11 p.m. His brothers proceeded to write on his body in another fraternity ritual. Gordie was left to “sleep it off” for 10 hours before he was found dead the next morning, face down on the floor. No one called for help.
For additional information, call the Office of Student Life at 503-5122.