How exactly do you define hazing?
LSU is in the process of revising policies related to hazing based on changes to Louisiana State Laws. Changes to the LSU Code of Student Conduct listed below are effective as of August 1, 2018.
- LSU Code of Student Conduct - 10.2 M Hazing
- LSU Code of Student Conduct - 10.2 B Coercive Behavior
- LSU Code of Student Conduct - 3.4 Amnesty
LSU also revised PS-78 (Policy Statement 78 -- Serving, Possessing and Consuming of Alcoholic Beverages) given that alcohol abuse has been identified as a primary negative (and interrelated) behavior that consistently contributes to hazing.
Isn't hazing just a problem for fraternities and sororities?
Hazing takes place across all different types of groups. There have been incidences of hazing at universities with varsity athletic teams, sport clubs, intramural teams, religious groups, social clubs, student organizations, and marching bands. It is not a problem exclusive to fraternities and sororities
How can hazing be reported?
If you witness or suspect hazing, please contact the appropriate university officials immediately. Hazing can be reported here. There is also a national hazing hotline 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293).
We believe in renewing the conversation surrounding the effects of hazing at LSU. The purpose of this message is to educate every stakeholder of our community of the challenges of hazing throughout our campus. By doing so, we plan to:
- instill campus-wide social and moral responsibility
- foster a campus culture of trust
- create mutually beneficial relationships amongst all members and mentors of campus teams, clubs, and organizations.
As the flagship university of the state that supports and believes in these shared values, we commit to implementing proactive initiatives and critical conversations required to achieve our end goal of eliminating hazing at LSU.