An Act to Prohibit Hazing – 518.1

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University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Policy Name: An Act to Prohibit Hazing
Policy Number: 518.1
Effective Date: April 1, 2010 (review date)

Policy:

State law prohibits hazing in any school, college, university or other educational institution. The Act is the UALR Policy and reads as follows:

Section 1.
No student of any school, college, university, or other educational institution in Arkansas shall engage in what is commonly known and recognized as hazing, or encourage, aid, or assist any other student in the commission of this offense.

Section 2.
Hazing is defined as follows:

  1. Any willful act on or off any school, college, university, or other educational institution in Arkansas by one student alone or acting with others, directed against any other student, done for the purpose of intimidating the student attacked by threatening such student with social or other ostracism, or of submitting such student to ignominy, shame, or disgrace among his or her fellow students, and acts calculated to produce such results; or
  2. The playing of abusive or truculent tricks on or off any school, college, university, or other educational institution in Arkansas by one student alone or acting with others, upon a student to frighten or scare him or her; or
  3. Any willful act on or off any school, college, university, or other educational institution in Arkansas by one student alone or acting with others, directed against any other student done for the purpose of humbling the pride, stifling the ambition, or impairing the courage of the student attacked, or to discourage any such student from remaining in such school, college, university, or other educational institution, or to cause him or her to leave the institution rather than submit to such acts; or
  4. Any willful act on or off any school, college, university, or other educational institution in Arkansas by one student alone or acting with others, in striking, beating, bruising, or maiming, or seriously offering, threatening, or attempting to strike, beat, bruise, or maim, or to do or seriously offer, threaten, or attempt to do physical violence to any student of any educational institution or any assault upon any such student(s) made for the purpose of committing any of the acts, or producing any of the results, to such student as defined in this section.
  5. The term hazing as defined in this section does not include customary athletic events or similar contests or competitions, and is limited to those actions taken and situations created in connection with initiation into or affiliation with any organizations.

Section 3.
No person shall knowingly permit, encourage, aid, or assist any person in committing the offense of hazing, or willfully acquiesce in the commission of such offense, or fail to report promptly his or her knowledge or any reasonable information within his or her knowledge of the presence and practice of hazing in this state to an appropriate administrative official of the school, college, university, or other educational institution in Arkansas. Any act of omission or commission shall be deemed hazing under the provisions of this section.

Section 4.
Hazing is a Class B misdemeanor.

Section 5.
Upon conviction of any student of the offense of hazing, he or she shall, in addition to any punishment imposed by the court, be expelled from the school, college, university, or other educational institution he or she is attending.

Section 6.
Nothing in this Act shall be construed as in any manner affecting or repealing any law of this state respecting any other criminal offense.


Source: UALR Student Handbook, Arkansas General Assembly Act 75 of 1983
Revised:
Approved By: VCESS, April 1, 2010
Custodian: Dean of Students