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  Hazing is a crime in the State of Ohio. As defined by the law, hazing is “doing any act or coercing another, including the victim, to do any act of initiation into any student or other organization that causes or creates a substantial risk of causing mental or physical harm to any person.” Under Ohio law, legal action may be taken against any participant in hazing or against anyone at the College who knew or who reasonably should have known of the hazing and did not make an attempt to prevent it. Every member of the campus community is required to report any incidents of hazing or suspicions of hazing that come to their attention.

Hazing is also a violation of the College’s Code of Social Responsibility, and the College will consider hazing to be any portion of a process to acclimate new members, whether on campus or off, which could cause discomfort, pain, fright, disgrace, or injury, or which is personally degrading regardless of the intent or end result.

The College will investigate all reports. You are encouraged to provide as much detail as possible so that appropriate action can be taken to address the behavior. You have the option to submit a report anonymously. However, if the report does not contain specific information, the College's investigation and response may be limited.