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Anti-Hazing Awareness Month

Aug 29, 2016 10:05AM ● By Elena Hutslar

At the August 1 city council meeting, council designated September as “Anti-Hazing Awareness Month” in the City of Pleasant Hill. Many young Pleasant Hill residents will be headed to college this month. According to statistics on the AHA! Movement (Anti Hazing Awareness) website, approximately 67% of college students that join a club or organization will be hazed, whether or not their club or school condones it, and 47% of students have been hazed prior to going to college. In addition, since 1969, hazing deaths have occurred every year. Mayor Noack presented the certificate to Debbie Smith, MM, founder and CEO of AHA! Movement. More information about the anti-hazing awareness movement can be found at