Rae Ann Gruver: What should college students do if they have hazing in their organization today?
Our next guest is Rae Ann Gruver, Max’s mom. Max Gruver died on September 14th, 2017 from a hazing event held at the Phi Delta Theta house. He is one of four young men to die as a direct result of fraternity hazing in 2017 alone.
More than 200 university students have died due to hazing in the United States since 1838. Universities react to these dangerous and too-often deadly hazing situations with Greek life suspensions, expulsions and other punishments, but it is not enough. Hazing on college campuses must end. The Max Gruver Foundation exists to make sure hazing-related deaths do not continue.
The Max Gruver Foundation has proudly distributed over 100,000 #FlyHighMax wristbands to students at our educational speaking events, and have presented at numerous universities, organizations, and high schools over the past two years. The Max Gruver Foundation and the Gruver family have most notoriously helped the state of Louisiana create an updated felony hazing law, known as the Max Gruver Act. The Max Gruver Foundation funds two annual scholarships in memory of Max at Blessed Trinity Catholic High School and Queen of Angels Catholic School, both in Roswell, GA.