LU Policy Number: SS.005
Effective Date: NR
Approval Date: NR
Revised Date: N/A
Purpose: Prohibition of hazing
Additional Authority: Georgia Hazing Law (Sec. 16-5-61. Hazing)
Scope: All Students (COC&CGUS) of Life University
Approval Authority: Provost/EVPAA
Responsible Authority: Student Services
All students or other persons associated with any University organizations are prohibited from engaging in any activity that can be described as hazing.
Per Georgia Hazing Law (Sec. 16-5-61. Hazing)
1. As used in this Code section, the term:
a.”Haze” means to subject a student to an activity, which endangers or is likely to endanger the physical health of a student, regardless of a student’s willingness to participate in such activity. In “school” means any school, college or university in this state.
b.”School organization” means any club, society, fraternity, sorority or a group living together, which has students as its principal members.
c.”Student” means any person enrolled in a school in this state.
2. 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.
3. Any person who violates this Code section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature.
For further information, please refer to the Life University Honor Code and Standards of Conduct, questions may be directed to the Director of Student Conduct or the Director of Student Engagement and Leadership.