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Virginia Anti-Hazing Law Adam’s Law

On July 1, 2022 amendments to Code of Virginia was enacted by the General Assembly directly impacting Hazing Prevention Training required of universities. The legislation (known as Adam’s Law) requires University Staff train in-person, potential new organization members, current organization members, and advisors of student organizations on hazing, the dangers of hazing, including alcohol intoxication, and hazing laws and institution policies and information explaining that the institution's disciplinary process is not to be considered a substitute for the criminal legal process.

Only certain student organizations are required to attend these trainings. This designation is based on several factors, including:

  • The organization is structured in such a way that upon invitation for membership, individuals do not automatically become members of such organization and have a period of time between invitation for membership and being initiated into membership.
  • An application, interview, recruitment, rush, intake or other similar process is required for admittance into the organization, with current members having the ability to not accept all potential new members.

This training is mandatory by law for these organizations to remain active and in good standing with the university. Failure to have your members trained will result in the organization losing recognition including loss of all privileges such as the ability to recruit, room reservations, host programs, and Club House use. Organizations will be required to cease and desist all operations until training is completed.

Members of organizations may attend any of the following training sessions without pre-registration. Attendance will be taken at each session and the appropriate organizations will be credited for attendance. Leaders and members holding positions in multiple organizations will have their attendance counted toward all affiliated organizations. We will base completion and attendance on the executive body names submitted during the Be Involved Annual Registration Process.

All individuals attending any of our training sessions will be asked to check in in order to track completion. Organization members should download the “JMU Be Involved” App from the App Store or Google Play in advance to expedite check-in and ensure credit for attending. The QR scanner in the app is used for check-in.

Training completion will be tracked using Be Involved rosters, so please make sure your rosters listed on Be Involved are accurate and up to date. Organizations found intentionally misrepresenting their roster information will be sanctioned.

Rosters can be updated by an Officer of the organization by:

  • Logging into Be Involved
  • Navigating to the organization page
  • Clicking the “Membership” menu
  • Selecting “+Members” button in the top right corner. Names can be individually searched in the directory.
  • Need to add a lot of people? Click “Paste List” on the Membership menu to paste a list of JMU Emails!

Potential Member Training Dates
Day  Date Location Time
TBD TBD TBD TBD

 

Student Leader and Member Training Dates
Day  Date Location Time
Thursday September 15, 2022 Union 404 6PM
Friday September 16, 2022 Union 306 2PM
Thursday September 29, 2022 Union 404 6PM
Friday September 30, 2022 Union Ballroom (Warren side) 2PM
Monday October 3, 2022 Grafton Stovall Theatre 11:30AM
Friday October 7, 2022 Union Ballroom (Warren side) 2PM

 

Advisor Training Dates
Day  Date Location Time
Saturday Septembe 17, 2022 Union 256 10:30-11:30AM
Monday September 26, 2022 Union 405 5:30-7PM
Friday September 30, 2022 Union 405 11:30-1PM



Questions, concerns, or clarifications can be directed to beinvolved@jmu.edu.

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