No Hazing @ State

At Georgia State University, we are committed to providing a safe educational environment for our students and student organizations. As outlined in the Student Code of Conduct, hazing is a violation of state law and is strictly prohibited by Georgia State University both on and off campus. Violation of this policy may result in both disciplinary action and criminal charges.

Report a Hazing Incident

In compliance with the Georgia SB 85 "Max Gruver Act", beginning July 1, 2021 Georgia State University will publicly disclose administrative adjudication of hazing or hazing related convictions. The law requires that institutions establish policies to facilitate the:
(1) Reporting, investigation, provision of due process, and administrative adjudication of alleged incidents of hazing as related to students and student organizations; and
(2) Public disclosure of administrative adjudications of hazing or hazing related convictions within 15 calendar days of final adjudication or public notice of criminal conviction and remain posted for a period of no less than five years.

Below is the Hazing Policy, Prevention and Education information, a description of the specific hazing related findings, sanctions, adjudications, and convictions for any person or school organization. Public disclosure shall not include the personal identifying information of any individual student and shall be subject to the requirements of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

The Hazing Policy at Georgia State University supports a safe learning environment that embraces the dignity of all university community members.

All student leaders must regularly participate in education about hazing and ensure all members and prospective members of their organizations receive appropriate education. Hazing prevention and education can be provided from numerous resources, but minimally standard university-approved hazing education programs must be completed. Educational opportunities will be promoted through the online Panther Involvement Network (PIN) and periodically posted on this website.

Upcoming Events
The Georgia SB 85 "Max Gruver Act" was named after Max Gruver, an 18-year-old fraternity pledge who died in 2017 from an alcohol-related hazing incident. Join us on Wednesday, September 22 as we welcome Max Gruver's parents, Stephen and Rae Ann Gruver for National Hazing Prevention Week and Campus Safety Month. RSVP in PIN.