Stop the Hazing

Max Gruver Foundation | Alpha Delta Pi 

In 2017, Alpha Delta Pi sister Rae Ann Gruver 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 and the Max Gruver Foundation with support from the Alpha Delta Pi Foundation will once again partner for our annual Stop the Hazing campaign.  

During National Hazing Prevention Week, September 20-24, Alpha Delta Pi and collegiate chapters will virtually share Max’s story and spread awareness on their college campuses.  

As you plan how you want to engage, use the Ways to Be Involved with the 2021 Stop the Hazing Campaign resource to identify strategies to raise awareness, provide education, and cultivate ongoing conversation around hazing.

There are recorded educational opportunities to engage with this campaign.

Since 2018, Alpha Delta Pi has partnered with the Max Gruver Foundation for the Stop the Hazing campaign during National Hazing Prevention Week. With this campaign, it’s important to understand the signs of hazing and resources to report concerns. Additionally, it’s important to understand Stop the Hazing as an actionable strategy to build healthier, safer communities. This conversation around hazing will focus on the impact of unhealthy cultures and how to address systemic issues that allow for this behavior to happen. It will include space to talk about building healthier sisterhoods, identifying issues, and actionable steps sisters can take.
*This is available on Pride online and also includes processing questions for you to schedule to show with your members



Electronic copies of post cards and pledge cards from previous campaign years are also available:  


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 Risk Reduction and Education Specialist Andrea Kleekamp at akleekamp@alphadeltapi.com.


Stop the Hazing Tabling Resources

The following resources are to support chapters in their campaign awareness efforts for Stop the Hazing. The materials will include activity guides, customizable forms along with tips and tricks for on campus tabling.


STH Tabling Guide

Stop The Hazing Supplemental Tabling Guide


Hazing Prevention Resources

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

Fraternal Health and Safety Initiative (FHSI): Hazing Prevention and Intervention 

FHSI: Supplemental Resource Guide 


HazingPrevention.org: National Hazing Prevention Week 


Report Hazing

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.