Adam’s Law is the common name of a series of edits to the Virginia Acts of Assembly passed in 2022. It states that current members, potential members and advisers of some organizations are required to have extensive, current and in-person education about hazing, the dangers of hazing (including alcohol intoxication), and hazing laws and institution policies as well as information explaining that the institution’s disciplinary process is not to be considered a substitute for the criminal legal process.

As part of the Annual Registration Process, each organization will be required to self-identify based on the parameters of the law. All current members, potential members and adviser(s) of these organizations will be required to attend Hazing Prevention Training in order to remain an active recognized student organization. All organizational officers of record in the Be Involved system will receive communication about current training and requirements.

Please refer to the Office of Student Accountability and Restorative Practices (OSARP) Student Handbook for the process of determining an alleged individual policy violation, more about the Enlightened Citizen Amnesty Policy, and the University’s Hazing Policy.

If you have any questions about this contact Student Life at

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