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

Membership and Solicitation

Misdemeanor Offense

Is a member of, pledges to become a member of, joins, or solicits another person to join or pledge to become a member of a public school fraternity, sorority, secret society, or gang; or

Is not enrolled in a public school and solicits another person to attend a meeting of a public school fraternity, sorority, secret society, or gang or a meeting at which membership in one of those groups is encouraged.

Education Code 37.121(a), (c)

DAEP Placement

Felony Offense

Personal Hazing Offense

Engages in hazing.

Solicits, encourages, directs, aids, or attempts to aid another in engaging in hazing.

Has firsthand knowledge of the planning of a specific hazing incident involving a student in an educational institution, or firsthand knowledge that a specific hazing incident has occurred, and knowingly fails to report that knowledge in writing to the principal, Superintendent, or designee.

Education Code 37.152(a)

Definitions

Public School Fraternity, Sorority, Secret Society, or Gang

Hazing

Any type of physical brutality, such as whipping, beating, striking, branding, electronic shocking, placing of a harmful substance on the body, or similar activity.

Any type of physical activity, such as sleep deprivation, exposure to the elements, confinement in a small space, calisthenics, or other 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.

Any activity involving consumption of a food, liquid, alcoholic beverage, liquor, drug, or other substance that subjects the student to an unreasonable risk of harm or that adversely affects the mental or physical health or safety of the student.

Any activity that intimidates or threatens the student with ostracism, that subjects the student to extreme mental stress, shame, or humiliation, or that adversely affects the mental health or dignity of the student or discourages the student from entering or remaining registered in an educational institution, or that may reasonably be expected to cause a student to leave the organization or the institution rather than submit to acts described above.

Any activity that induces, causes, or requires the student to perform a duty or task that involves a violation of the Penal Code.

Educational Institution

Student

Is registered in or in attendance at an educational institution;

Has been accepted for admission at the educational institution where the hazing incident occurs; or

Intends to attend an educational institution during any of its regular sessions after a period of scheduled vacation.

Education Code 37.151

Information Regarding Gang-Free Zones

Los Fresnos CISD

FNCC(LEGAL)-P

UPDATE 87

DATE ISSUED: 2/8/2010