The Max Gruver Foundation


The Max Gruver Foundation is a non-profit organization working to end hazing on college campuses. In the United States there has been at least one hazing death each year since 1961. So far in 2017, there have been four. The hazing has to stop. It is time for college campuses, Greek organizations, their members, and the United States government to end hazing and to save lives. The Max Gruver Foundation and the funds it raises will be directed towards ensuring hazing has no place on college campuses. 

A Message From Max's Family

Our beloved Max was a person who cared deeply about others. He took actions time and again to help others, especially if they were facing challenging circumstances. In the giving spirit of Max, we are reaching out to the young people who have been blessed to have had their lives touched by Max.
Be very aware that situations can quickly get out of control. Look out for and be cautious of situations that could put you or your friends in danger. Such situations could result in tragic consequences not only for you, but also your friends and family.

So, please look out for yourself and, and as importantly, look out for others. Speak up if you see a situation that does not look right. If you’re noticing something doesn’t seem right–chances are, it’s not. Take action. Get help. Taking action takes courage–even if it seems like the unpopular route to take.

As members of Christ’s family, it is our responsibility to look after one another and to help each other. The community that has gathered here today is full of helpers, people who care deeply for one another. You are an important part of this community–this is your community. In the giving spirit of Max, take this community with you when you go out in the world and keep each other safe.