Max Gruver Act:
In 2018, the Louisiana Legislature passed the Max Gruver Act instituting state-wide hazing definitions and penalties and Hazing Education Prevention. Under the Max Gruver Act, hazing is now considered a felony!
How hazing is defined:
Hazing means an act by an individual or a group that, as an explicit or implicit condition for initiation to, admission into, affilliation with, or continued membership in a group or organization, regardless of consent.
Hazing of any kind is illegal and strictly prohibited at LSU. Any such incidents will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and pursued to the fullest extent of the LSU Code of Student Conduct. This means that engaging in any such activity can result in probation or expulsion from LSU, as well as possible felony charges by law enforcement. Please visit LSU Division of Student Affairs for more information on Hazing Prevention.
Help stop hazing!
New state laws and LSU policies increase the penalties for hazing, which is defined as any behavior designed to harm, punish, or humiliate others. No one can "consent" to being hazed.
LSU PD works closely with our campus partners to ensure direct involvement with resources and communication.
LSU PD actively participates as a member of the University C.A.R.E. Team (Communicate. Assess. Refer. Educate.) and Title IX. These groups are comprised of representatives from LSU PD, LSU Residential Life, the LSU Student Health Center and the LSU Office of the Dean of Students. Each group meets weekly and coordinates the identification of student, faculty and staff needs and ensures that communication, assessment, referral and education are promptly addressed and managed. For more information contact C.A.R.E. or Title IX.
The LSU Student Health Center, Office of Health Promotion, would like to collaborate with all faculty and staff to ensure that the physical, emotional, and mental needs of students are met in a caring and professional manner. Visit the LSU Student Health Center for more information.