As part of Hazing Prevention Week, the University of Michigan Greek Community presented a screening of the award winning film HAZE on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 6:30pm in the Rackham Amphitheather. After the screening, there was a discussion with the film's director David Burkman.
A modern retelling of ancient Greek mythology, HAZE is a sobering, realistic portrait of what can happen behind fraternity house walls. In the aftermath of a brutal fraternity hazing death, a college freshman's desire to join the best fraternity on campus is compromised when his older brother launches an anti-hazing crusade. HAZE is a dark, raw look into a secret world of revelrous intoxication, ritual savagery, and into the hearts of two young men, each driven in his own way by a need for acceptance and brotherhood.
October 26, 2016 update
This film generated a number of reactions from our students due to the graphic content and we understand that some students may have been triggered or may want to seek support. Below you will find resources that students can access free of charge on campus:
The Sexual Assault Awareness Prevention Center (SAPAC) is located on the ground floor of the Michigan Union and provides free and confidential crisis intervention, advocacy and support for survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, and sexual harassment.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is located on the third floor of the Michigan Union. This is a free and confidential service to U-M students. You can find contact information for CAPS here.
The phone number for CAPS after hours urgent support is 734 764 8312 (press 0)
The Dean of Students Office (DOS) is also located on the third floor of the Michigan Union. The Dean of Students Office promotes a safe and respectful campus environment and also responds to critical incidents. You can find the contact information for the Dean of Students Office here.
You can find mental health assistance and phone numbers from the DOS website here.
The Wolverine Support Network is a peer led support group that focuses on building a safe community and support each other's mental well-being. You can find information on the Wolverine Support Network here.
The Office of Greek Life is committed to supporting students, hearing feedback, and continuing the conversations that were started tonight. Additionally, we will continue the dialogue during the round table discussion scheduled for Thursday, October 27 at 6:00 pm and we encourage as many members of our community as possible to attend.