Monday marked the start of National Hazing Prevention week, and departments around campus are spreading the word.

The Office of the Dean of Students held a hazing prevention presentation Monday night to inform students involved in organizations on campus. 

The seminar discussed behaviors that can lead to hazing, statistics that represent hazing on college campuses, and ways to help victims of hazing.

The presentation also mentioned the repercussions of hazing, including legal consequences found in the Max Gruver Act.

LSU student, Max Gruver, lost his life to hazing two years ago. The Max Gruver Act was signed in May to take action against hazing in organizations.

Associate dean of students, Jacob Brumfield, shares why being aware is so important.

"We just don't want students to take that risk of forced activities, coercive activities, other activities that compels students to fit in; that they feel like they can't say no to otherwise they won't be apart of that group," Brumfield said.

Sororities down the row have hung up banners at their houses in support of hazing prevention.

Max Gruver's mother, Rae Ann Gruver, will be speaking at the End Hazing Now presentation Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the LSU Student Union Theatre.

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