Hazing Conduct Information

At Valdosta State University, we are committed to providing a safe educational environment for our students and student organizations. As outlined in the Student Code of Conduct, hazing is a violation of state law and is strictly prohibited by Valdosta State University both on and off-campus. Violation of this policy may result in both disciplinary action and criminal charges.

In compliance with the Georgia SB 85 "Max Gruver Act", beginning July 1, 2021, Valdosta State University will publicly disclose administrative adjudication of hazing or hazing-related convictions. The law requires that institutions establish policies to facilitate the:
(1) Reporting, investigation, provision of due process, and administrative adjudication of alleged incidents of hazing as related to students and student organizations; and
(2) Public disclosure of administrative adjudications of hazing or hazing-related convictions within 15 calendar days of final adjudication or public notice of criminal conviction and remain posted for a period of no less than five years.

Below is the Hazing Policy, Prevention, and Education information, a description of the specific hazing-related findings, sanctions, adjudications, and convictions for any person or school organization. Public disclosure shall not include the personal identifying information of any individual student and shall be subject to the requirements of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).