Title 17. Education
Chapter 5. State Colleges and Universities
Part III. Miscellaneous Provisions
17:1801.1 Hazing education; policies; new student orientation; organizations
A. Not later than August 1, 2018, the Board of Regents shall develop and adopt a uniform policy on hazing prevention. The policy shall define hazing as defined in R.S. 17:1801. Each postsecondary education institution shall adopt the uniform policy developed by the Board of Regents. An institution may expand the definition of hazing to prohibit additional behaviors it determines may be dangerous but shall not otherwise amend the definition.
B. (1) Each new student shall be provided educational information on the dangers of and prohibition on hazing during the new student orientation process in the form of a handbook.
(2) In addition to the requirement provided in Paragraph (1) of this Subsection, beginning in the fall semester of 2019, each new student shall be provided educational information on the dangers of and prohibition on hazing during the new student orientation process either in person or electronically.
(3) If the student receiving the information required by Paragraphs (1) and (2) of this Subsection is a minor, the information shall also be provided to his parent or legal guardian.
C. Each organization as defined in R.S. 17:1801 shall, as a condition of operating at an institution, adopt the hazing prevention policy that the institution has adopted pursuant to Subsection A of this Section, which shall include possible institutional sanctions against the organization in the event of a reported or confirmed hazing incident, and a policy that prohibits hazing. Each organization shall provide annually at least one hour of hazing prevention education that includes education relative to such policies to all members, prospective members, and anyone who is employed by or volunteers with the organization. The education may be provided in person, electronically, or both. Each organization shall submit a report annually to the institution with which it is affiliated relative to the students, employees, and volunteers receiving such education evidenced by an attestation of such individuals receiving the education.
Added by Acts 2018, No. 640, § 1, eff. May 31, 2018. Amended by Acts 2019, No. 382, § 2.