FLBC(LEGAL) - STUDENT CONDUCT: PROHIBITED ORGANIZATIONS AND HAZING

Hazing Offense

Personal

  1. Engages in hazing.
  2. Solicits, encourages, directs, aids, or attempts to aid another in engaging in hazing.
  3. Has first-hand knowledge of the planning of a specific hazing incident involving a student in an educational institution, including a college district, or first-hand knowledge that a specific hazing incident has occurred, and knowingly fails to report that knowledge in writing to the dean of students or other appropriate official of the institution.

Organization

Definitions

Hazing

  1. Is any type of physical brutality, such as whipping, beating, striking, branding, electronic shocking, placing of a harmful substance on the body, or similar activity.
  2. Involves sleep deprivation, exposure to the elements, confinement in a small space, calisthenics, or other similar activity that subjects the student to an unreasonable risk of harm or that adversely affects the mental or physical health or safety of the student.
  3. Involves consumption of a food, liquid, alcoholic beverage, liquor, drug, or other substance, other than as described by item 5, that subjects the student to an unreasonable risk of harm or that adversely affects the mental or physical health or safety of the student.
  4. Is any activity that induces, causes, or requires the student to perform a duty or task that involves a violation of the Penal Code.
  5. Involves coercing, as defined by Penal Code 1.07, the student to consume a drug or an alcoholic beverage or liquor in an amount that would lead a reasonable person to believe that the student is intoxicated, as defined by Penal Code 49.01.

Organization

Student

  1. Is registered in or in attendance at an educational institution;
  2. Has been accepted for admission at the educational institution where the hazing incident occurs; or
  3. Intends to attend an educational institution during any of its regular sessions after a period of scheduled vacation.

Dissemination of Hazing Information

On the College District's Website

  1. Must include information regarding each disciplinary action taken by the institution against an organization for hazing, and each conviction of hazing under Education Code 37.153 by an organization, during the three years preceding the date on which the report is issued or updated, including:
    1. The name of the organization disciplined or convicted;
    2. The date on which the incident occurred or the citation was issued, if applicable;
    3. The date on which the institution's investigation into the incident, if any, was initiated;
    4. A general description of the incident; the violations of the institution's code of conduct or the criminal charges, as applicable; the findings of the institution or court; and any sanctions imposed by the institution, or any fines imposed by the court, on the organization; and the date on which the institution's disciplinary process was resolved or on which the conviction became final;
  2. Must be updated to include information regarding each disciplinary process or conviction not later than the 30th day after the date on which the disciplinary process is resolved or the conviction becomes final, as applicable; and
  3. May not include personally identifiable student information and must comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, 20 U.S.C. 1232g.

To Each Student

At Student Orientation

In College District Publications

Information Regarding Gang-Free Zones

Victoria College

FLBC(LEGAL)-LJC

UPDATE 37

DATE ISSUED: 12/16/2019