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!
 Training Dates for ANYONE
Day  Date Location Time


Potential Member Training Dates
Day  Date Location Time
Wednesday January 17, 2024 Taylor 404 5:30-6:30pm
Thursday January 18, 2024 Festival Highlands 11am-12pm
Monday January 22, 2024 Warren 256 12:30pm-1:30pm


Student Leader and Current Member Training Dates
Day  Date Location Time
Thursday January 25, 2024 Grafton-Stovall 6:30-7:30pm
Tuesday January 30, 2024 Taylor 405 3pm-4pm
Wednesday January 31, 2024 Grafton-Stovall 6pm-7pm
Thursday February 8, 2024 Grafton-Stovall 7pm-8pm
Monday February 12, 2024 Festival Highlands 2pm-3pm
Tuesday February 20, 2024 Warren 256 1pm-2pm
Wednesday March 6, 2024 Grafton-Stovall 6pm-7pm
Tuesday March 19, 2024 Taylor 405 4pm-5pm
Monday March 25, 2024 Festival Highlands 5:30-6:30pm
Wendesday March 27, 2024 Festival Highlands 7pm-8pm


Advisor Training Dates
Day  Date Location Time
Friday January 26, 2024 Taylor 306 9pm-10pm
Saturday January 27, 2024 Festival Highlands 1pm-2pm

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