JICFA: Prohibition of Hazing

In accordance with Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 536 of the Acts of 1985, the Committee hereby deems that no student, employee, or school organization under the control of the Committee will engage in the activity of hazing a student while on or off school property, or at a school sponsored event regardless of the location. No organization that uses the facilities or grounds under the control of the Committee will engage in the activity of hazing any person while on school property.

Any student who observes what appears to be the activity of hazing another student or person has an obligation to report such an incident, and should provide relevant information to the principal including the time, date, location, names of identifiable participants, and the types of behavior exhibited. Failure to report such an incident may result in disciplinary action.

Any and all individuals who know that another person is a victim of hazing and is at the scene of such crime will report such incident(s) to the police as soon as possible, to the extent that such person can do so without danger or peril to him/herself or others.

Any student who participates in the hazing of another student or other person may be suspended from school for up to ten school days, referred to police, and be suspended for one year from the student organization when applicable.

In all cases relating to hazing, students will receive procedural due process.


MSC first vote: 10/28/14
MSC second vote: 11/18/14