Anti-Hazing Policy

Policies and Law

Hazing in any form is prohibited at Clayton State University. Clayton State University is committed to providing a safe learning environment that supports the dignity of all University community members. Hazing is a violation of state law and is strictly prohibited by Clayton State University both on and off campus. Violation of this policy may result in both disciplinary action and criminal charges.  The following information is provided in compliance with the "Max Gruver Act:"

University Hazing Policies and Procedures

Fraternity/Sorority Policies and Procedures 

Student Code of Conduct

Investigative and Disciplinary Procedures

State Law

O.C.G.A. 16-5-61 (2021)  The “Max Gruver Act”

(a) As used in this Code section, the term:

(1) "Haze" or “hazing” means to subject a student to an activity which endangers or is likely to endanger the physical health of a student, or coerces the 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 regardless of a student's willingness to participate in such activity. 

(2) "School" means any unit of the University System of Georgia, any unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, or any private postsecondary school, college, or university in this state. 

(3) "School organization" means any association, corporation, order, club, society, fraternity, sorority, athletic team, or a group living together which has students or alumni as its principal members, including local affiliate organizations. 

(4) "Student" means any person enrolled or prospectively enrolled in a school in this state. (b) It shall be unlawful for any person to haze any student in connection with or as a condition or precondition of gaining acceptance, membership, office, or other status in a school organization. 

(c) Any person who violates this Code section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature.

Reporting

To report incidents or suspected incidents of hazing, please contact:

LaShanda Hardin, Fraternity/Sorority Life Coordinator at 678-466-5424 or via email lashandahardin@clayton.edu

Office of Community Standards Incident Online Report Form 

Campus Public Safety at 678-466-4050        

Public Safety RAVE Guardian – Personal Safety App
www.clayton.edu/public-safety/RAVE-Guardian/