Hazing Resources

We believe in renewing the conversation surrounding the effects of hazing at Louisiana State University. 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, and 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.

Why this resource exists

At LSU, we’re family and care deeply about the well-being of our students and our campus community. With the LSU Commitment to Community as a guiding principle, we believe that students should be able to accomplish their goals in a healthy and encouraging environment, which fosters personal growth and development. 

Hazing is a serious issue that damages the growth and well-being of our students and campus community.
We hope this information will serve as a resource to our students, faculty, staff, parents, families, alumni, and other interested parties in educating themselves on issues of hazing at Louisiana State University.

This site is an adaption from our partners at Texas A&M University, University of Miami & University of Central Florida.

Policies & Laws

LSU Policies

Any reckless act or activity occurring on or off campus, by one person alone or acting with others, directed toward one or more Students, that subjects that Student (s) to an unreasonable risk, sensation or fear of physical, mental, emotional, and/or academic harm for reasons related to that Student’s status at the University.

  • General Policy

No individual student, group of students or student organization shall conduct or participate in any activity, occurring on or off campus, which includes hazing. Hazing with or without the consent of the student being hazed is prohibited, and a violation of that prohibition renders both the person inflicting the hazing and the person submitting to the hazing subject to discipline.

Louisiana State Law

Hazing prohibited; penalties Hazing in any form, or the use of any method of initiation into fraternal organizations in any educational institution supported wholly or in part by public funds, which is likely to cause bodily danger or physical punishment to any student or other person attending any such institution is prohibited. Whoever violates the provisions of this Section shall be fined not less than ten dollars nor more than one hundred dollars, or imprisoned for not less than ten days nor more than thirty days, or both, and in addition, shall be expelled from the educational institution and not permitted to return during the current session or term in which the violation occurs.

Task Force