How exactly do you define hazing?

LSU defines hazing as “any intentional, knowing, or reckless act, occurring on or off campus, by one person alone or acting with others, that subjects a student to an unreasonable risk of physical, mental, emotional or academic harm for reasons related to that student's status at the University or for the purpose of pledging, being initiated into, affiliating with, holding office in, or maintaining membership in any organization whose members are or include students at the University” (LSU Policy Statement 108).

Isn't hazing just a problem for fraternities and sororities?

Hazing takes place across all different types of groups. There have been incidences of hazing at universities with varsity athletic teams, sport clubs, intramural teams, religious groups, social clubs, student organizations, and marching bands. It is not a problem exclusive to fraternities and sororities

How can hazing be reported?

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






We believe in renewing the conversation surrounding the effects of hazing at LSU. 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
  • 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.