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PDFWAC 495B-121-286

Hazing prohibitedSanctions.

(1) Hazing by a student or a student group is prohibited pursuant to WAC 495B-121-265(9).
(2) No student may conspire to engage in hazing or participate in hazing of another. State law provides that hazing is a criminal offense, punishable as a misdemeanor.
(3) Washington state law provides that:
(a) Any student group that knowingly permits hazing is strictly liable for harm caused to persons or property resulting from hazing. If the organization, association, or student living group is a corporation whether for profit or nonprofit, the individual directors of the corporation may be held individually liable for damages.
(b) Any person who participates in the hazing of another shall forfeit any entitlement to state-funded grants, scholarships, or awards for a period of time determined by the college.
(c) Student groups that knowingly permit hazing to be conducted by its members or by others subject to its direction or control shall be deprived of any official recognition or approval granted by the college.
(d) Student groups found responsible for violating the code of student conduct, college anti-hazing policies, or state or federal laws relating to hazing or offenses related to alcohol, drugs, sexual assault, or physical assault will be disclosed in a public report issued by the college setting forth the name of the student group, the date the investigation began, the date the investigation ended, a finding of responsibility, a description of the incident(s) giving rise to the finding, and the details of the sanction(s) imposed.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 28B.10 and 34.05 RCW, RCW 28B.50.140(13), and 20 U.S.C. § 1092(f). WSR 22-22-002, § 495B-121-286, filed 10/20/22, effective 11/20/22.]
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