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Hazing Education & Prevention

Welcome to the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life. Please read through our various hazing specific policies, educational programs and explore our resources.

Georgia Southern University Hazing Policy

Hazing

a. Any act, intentional or unintentional, regardless of a Student’s willingness to participate in such activity, which subjects a Student to an activity which, for the purpose of initiation, admission
into, affiliation with, or as a condition for continued membership, office, or other status in a Group or Organization:

i. Endangers or is likely to endanger the emotional, mental, financial, or physical health or safety of a Student (including, but not limited to, acts that cause or are likely to cause physical discomfort, embarrassment and/or ridicule),

ii. Coerces a Student through the use of social or physical pressure to consume any food, liquid, alcohol, drug, or other substance which subjects the Student to a likely risk of vomiting, intoxication, or unconsciousness,

iii. Destroys or removes public or private property.

b. Any other activity that meets the definition of “hazing” under applicable law, including but not limited to the “Max Gruver” Legislation Senate Bill 85 (see the following link for full policy: Max Gruver Legislation).

Reporting Hazing

The Hazing Hotline has been set up as a way for individuals to anonymously report acts of hazing on the Georgia Southern University campus. All calls to the Hazing Hotline will be handled in a confidential manner. We thank all those willing to join the fight to stop hazing in our community by reporting any acts of hazing that they may be aware of on our campus.

Report Hazing 24/7 at Georgia Southern Hazing Hotline: 1-888-893-6554


Programs

Online Hazing Modules

Online hazing modules are a new addition to the program content providing students interested in the Fraternity and Sorority Life community an opportunity to become educated and aware of hazing before joining a fraternity or sorority.

  • Hazing Prevention 101 – Cover best practices that will teach how to recognize, prevent, and report hazing.
  • Fraternity & Sorority Life – Provide more specific information about the challenges in the Georgia Southern community.

Click here to register to get access to the online hazing modules.

New Member Institutes

After students join the Fraternity and Sorority Life community, new members are required to attend a series of council-wide seminar-style workshops, including hazing awareness, education, and prevention.

National Hazing Prevention Week

National Hazing Prevention Week is an annual week of activities and programs conducted on campuses and within organizations to raise awareness of the problem of hazing. We aim to educate students, staff, faculty, parents and the Statesboro community regarding the issue of hazing, how to recognize it, and how to prevent future acts of hazing.

Sponsored by the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life and all six councils on both campuses.

September 20-24, 2021

Armstrong / Statesboro

Monday, 9/20: #RealEaglesDontHaze week-long social media campaign.

  • Use the hashtag #RealEaglesDontHaze on any social media posts throughout the week that pertain to hazing prevention and awareness. 
    • This campaign will last throughout the week!
  • Information Tabling/Trivia (Statesboro Campus) 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Rotunda
    • 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at Rotunda (Statesboro Campus)
    • We will have t-shirts, buttons, candy, snacks, and flyers for students who can correctly answer questions about NHPW.

Tuesday, 9/21: Take the Pledge Tuesday 

  • Take the pledge to stand against hazing on Tuesday!
  • Silent Solidarity (Armstrong & Statesboro)
    • Wear purple to represent your commitment to help prevent hazing and take a photo. Post your photos on Instagram and tag us @GSFSLife. Use the hashtags #PurpletoPreventHazing and #RealEaglesDontHaze
  • SOLD Series | Social & Emotional Wellness (Armstrong & Statesboro)
    • 5:30 PM (Register Here)
    • This workshop presented by Angela Landers with the Counseling Center will focus on how to achieve and maintain social and emotional wellness.

Wednesday, 9/22:

  • Information Tabling/Trivia (Armstrong Campus) | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Student Union
    • We will have t-shirts, buttons, candy, snacks, and flyers for students who can correctly answer questions about NHPW. Hosted by the Office of Student Conduct.
  • Continue to use the hashtag #RealEaglesDontHaze on any social media posts throughout the week that pertain to hazing prevention and awareness

Thursday, 9/23:

  • Donut Haze! (Statesboro Campus) 9:00 AM – 11 AM | Rotunda
    • Stop by to test you knowledge about hazing and get a free donut! hosted by the Panhellenic Association & the Office of Student Conduct.
  • Breaking Down the Max Gruver Act (Armstrong Campus) 5:00 PM | University Hall 157
    • This presentation presented by the Armstrong campus Fraternity and Sorority Life Ambassadors will review the Max Gruver Act and its impact on student life on campus.

Last updated: 9/21/2021