Stop the Hazing

Max Gruver Foundation | Alpha Delta Pi 

In September 2017, Alpha Delta Pi sister Rae Ann Gruver, Zeta Nu–Clemson, and her husband, Steve, lost their son to a hazing incident at Louisiana State University. Since Max’s death, Steve and Rae Ann have traveled across the country sharing Max’s story, and in fall of 2018, Alpha Delta Pi partnered with the Max Gruver Foundation to help spread awareness of the dangers of hazing. This year, Alpha Delta Pi, the Alpha Delta Pi Foundation, and the Max Gruver Foundation are partnering for our annual Stop the Hazing campaign.

During National Hazing Prevention Week (NHPW), chapters can share Max’s story and spread awareness on their college campuses. NHPW is an opportunity for campuses, schools, communities, organizations, and individuals to come together and talk about hazing, raise awareness about the problem, educate others, and promote the prevention of hazing.



  • September 5th, 2023 @4pm EST
    • Pre-National Hazing Prevention Week Webinar hosted the National Hazing Prevention Network. Additional details and registration are on Pride Online
  • September 6, 2023 @1pm EST
    • Prevention IS Your Job: A Fraternity/Sorority Partner Discussion with Holmes Murphy. Additional details and registration are on Pride Online


Tabling is a great way to engage with your campus while spreading the importance of hazing prevention and awareness. The provided resources in Pride Online are to support chapters in their campaign awareness efforts for Stop the Hazing. The materials will include activity guides and customizable forms along with tips and tricks for on-campus tabling. 

Check out the Tabling Guide for more information.

Electronic copies of posters and pledge cards are also available to print:  



The following websites provide additional resources to further engage in conversations about hazing prevention. Click the links below to learn more. 


HazingPrevention.org: National Hazing Prevention Week 

StopHazing.Org: States with Anit-Hazing Laws

StopHazing.Org: Hazing Prevention Policy



Anyone concerned about hazing can report it by calling the Anti-Hazing Hotline at  (888) 668-4293 or (888) NOT-HAZE. Each of our host campuses also has avenues where you can report concerns. If anyone is in immediate danger, please call 911. 




Together with the Gruvers, Alpha Delta Pi and alumnae can #StoptheHazing culture in our society. We thank the Alpha Delta Pi Foundation and the Max Gruver Foundation for their continued support of this campaign. 

For more information on The Max Gruver Foundation and additional ways you can help, please visit maxgruverfoundation.com. If you have questions about the partnership, please contact Education and Programs Specialist, Shannon Hicks, at shicks@alphadeltapi.com or Marketing Coordinator, Julia Kershner, at jkershner@alphadeltapi.com.