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Kappa Kappa Gamma gets ready for Hazing Prevention Week

Kappa Kappa Gamma Asks Members to Promote Respect–Prevent Hazing During National Hazing Prevention Week

COLUMBUS, Ohio (September 16, 2010) – In the organization’s first-ever global hazing-prevention campaign, Kappa Kappa Gamma will give its members the ability to Promote Respect–Prevent Hazing during National Hazing Prevention Week through a comprehensive physical and viral marketing campaign.

All Kappa chapters were provided with a kit of materials to encourage their participation in and guide them through five hazing-prevention activities and educational programs, including:

· Viewing Kappa’s hazing-prevention public service announcement

· Taking online hazing-prevention courses on Kappa’s Learning Institute, an interactive online learning portal

· Creating a banner to hang outside their chapter facility or elsewhere on campus

· Conducting the hazing-prevention and respect and appreciation “quick programs,” which are part of Kappa’s continuous education experience

· Wearing or displaying the Promote Respect–Prevent Hazing buttons

Members are also encouraged to take part in their campus’ hazing-prevention events. On social media sites, members, alumnae and parents are encouraged to post messages of respect and upload photos and videos of their hazing-prevention activities. One chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma will be recognized for its participation in the Promote Respect–Prevent Hazing campaign.

“Our goal is to prevent hazing from happening in the first place,” said Julie Leshay, Kappa Kappa Gamma’s Fraternity President. “Treating each other with dignity and respect raises the level of self-worth and excellence of all Greek members; we’re thrilled to again be supporting National Hazing Prevention Week.”

The campaign runs September 20–24, simultaneously with National Hazing Prevention Week, and is expected to reach more than 15,000 collegiate women.

For more information about the Promote Respect–Prevent Hazing campaign, visit www.facebook.com/kappakappagamma. For information on general Fraternity services, visit www.kappa.org.

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About Kappa Kappa Gamma

Founded in 1870, Kappa Kappa Gamma is one of the largest international fraternities for women. With 137 active chapters in the U.S. and Canada, more than 300 alumnae associations across the world and more than 235,000 initiated members, Kappa prides itself on its Tradition of Leadership™. Kappa promotes, through its standards, a broad college experience with a strong emphasis on intellectual development, cultural growth, philanthropy and lifelong bonds of friendship among its members. The Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation delivers educational and leadership training, preserves the Fraternity’s heritage, provides scholarships and offers financial assistance to members in need. For more information on the Fraternity or its Foundation, visit www.kappa.org.

Ashley Moyer

Director of Marketing and Communications

Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity

530 East Town St., P.O. Box 38

Columbus, OH 43216

614.228.6515 (ext. 2119)

614.228.6127 (Fax)

amoyer@kkg.org

By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based author of Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. He has written articles or columns on hazing for the Sunday Times of India, Toronto Globe & Mail, Harper's Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His new book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press.

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