How exactly do you define hazing?

Hazing and sexual misconduct of any kind are illegal and are strictly prohibited at LSU. Any such crimes 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. 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

Also in 2018, LSU 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.

Bystander Assistance Now Required

If you are aware that someone has suffered serious bodily injury, Louisiana law now requires you to report it and to provide reasonable assistance for the injured person.  This obligation extends to all persons, including an individual engaging in reckless behavior which causes another serious bodily injury.  Learn more about Policies & Laws.

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 be hazed.

How can hazing be reported?

If you witness or suspect hazing, please contact the appropriate university officials immediately. Report hazing. There is also a national hazing hotline 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293).


Amnesty for Code of Conduct Violations

To encourage students to make responsible decisions, the university recognizes the need for amnesty from university sanctions in certain situations.  Amnesty under this policy, when granted, excuses a student or registered student organization from university sanctions under the Code of Conduct. Amnesty is intended to promote action when an emergency situation is present. It is not intended to excuse any student or organization causing the emergency situation or unsafe condition.  The decision to grant amnesty for violations of the Code of Conduct will be determined as provided in Section 3 of the Code of Conduct on a case-by-case basis.  Learn more about  the amnesty policy.

Help Stop Sexual Misconduct

LSU is committed to ending sexual misconduct and creating and maintaining a community of respect. One of the first steps is education ― understanding what constitutes sexual violence and what options and resources are available. For more information, or to report sexual misconduct, visit lsu.edu/werecommitted.