Hazing Prevention Education
At LSU, we commit to implementing proactive initiatives and critical conversations required to achieve our end goal of eliminating hazing in our community.
These education tools serve as a resource to our students, faculty, staff, parents, families, alumni, and other interested parties in educating themselves on issues of hazing.
In 2018, the Louisiana Legislature passed the Max Gruver Act instituting state-wide hazing definitions and penalties and Hazing Prevention Education.
In accordance with the law, LSU worked to strengthen LSU Hazing Policy and Education
efforts to continue educate students, faculty, and staff.
Hazing Prevention Education
Required Online Course for all Members
LSU offers an online course to teach students how to recognize, prevent and report hazing. All members of every Registered Student Organization are required to complete this Hazing Prevention 101 online course annually through Prevent.Zone.
After completing the online course, you may be required to submit your Certificate of Completion to your club or chapter President.
How to Submit Organization Certification
Organization officers for all student organizations are required to certify that 100% of new and active members have completed the Hazing Prevention 101 online course annually. If you are certifying for more than one organization, complete a Certification Reporting Form for each organization.
For Non-Greek Organizations
Organization officers of non-Greek organizations must certify course completion for 100% of new and active members, anyone employed by the organization, and any volunteers by October 1 of each year.
For Greek Organizations
Greek members are requried to complete two online courses: Hazing Prevention 101 Course and Fraternity & Sorority Life Module.
Chapter Presidents must certify course completion for 100% new and active members, anyone employed by the organization, and any volunteers by September 6 each fall and by February 18 each spring.
The Max Gruver Act
Requirement: Each new student shall be provided educational information on the dangers of and prohibition on hazing during the new student orientation process in the form of a handbook.
LSU's is promoting and marketing the online resource at lsu.edu/hazing to all incoming students.
Requirement: Beginning in the fall semester of 2019, each new student shall be provided educational information on the dangers of and prohibition on hazing during the new student orientation process either in person or electronically.
LSU is presenting Hazing Prevention Education at Welcome Week programs.
Requirement: Each organization as defined in Max Gruver Act shall provide annually at least one hour of hazing prevention education to all members and prospective members, and anyone who is employed by or volunteers with the organization. The education may be provided in person, electronically, or both. Each organization shall submit a report annually to the institution with which it is affiliated relative to the students, employees, and volunteers receiving such education evidenced by an attestation of such individuals receiving the education.
LSU's Hazing Prevention Education Committee developed a comprehensive curriculum for student organizations/groups with course learning objectives including:
- Define the university's Hazing Policy, Coercive Behavior Policy, and the Max Gruver Act.
- Identify hazing warning signs and behaviors.
- Identify university and community hazing education resources.
- The bystander effect
- Five-step decision making model (steps to intervening)
- Three D’s of intervention (three intervention types)
- Define bystander intervention.
- Apply principles of bystander intervention.
- Demonstrate knowledge of reporting options for suspected hazing incidents.