Anti-Hazing Rule

In 1969, pursuant to Section 6450 of the Education law, the Board of Trustees adopted and promulgated rules and regulations governing public order on campus and other College property of Molloy College. The New York State Legislature in 1980 adopted an amendment to Section 6450 to prohibit dangerous activity conducted for the purpose of initiation into or affiliation with any campus club or organization. In recognition of that amendment, the Board of Trustees adopts the following rule and regulation (to be called the Anti-Hazing Rule). All clubs, teams and organizations must abide by the following Anti-Hazing Rule:

1. No student, faculty or staff member, visitor, licensee, invitee or group organization of such persons on or off the campus of Molloy College at Rockville Centre, New York, and on any other College property used for educational purposes (collectively called campus), shall engage in any action or situation which, among other things, recklessly or intentionally endangers mental or physical health or involves the enforced consumption of liquor or drugs for the purpose of initiation of entering into an affiliation of any group or organization

2. It shall be a condition of any College approval, or the continuation of approval for the operation of any group or organization on the campus that the Anti-Hazing Rule shall be deemed included in the Charter and By-Laws of all groups or organizations now, or hereafter, operating on the campus. A statement acknowledging the inclusion of such prohibited conduct in its Charter and By-Laws shall be filed with the Office of Student Affairs by all groups or organizations operating on the Campus. With respect to presently approved organizations operating on the Campus, such a statement shall be filed within 30 days of the first publication of the Anti-Hazing Rule in the Molloy College FORUM newspaper, and thereafter within the 30 days of commencement of each academic year.

A failure to comply with the filing of such statement shall result in the denial of College approval and the right to operate on the campus of such group or organization or the rescission of any prior approval and right to operate on the campus, as the case may be.

3.The Anti-Hazing rule shall be included in Faculty, Staff, and Student Handbooks. In addition to any penalty prescribed by the New York Penal Law, the penalty for violation of the Anti-Hazing Rule shall be as follows:

  • For individual students, faculty or staff members, violation may result in suspension, expulsion or other disciplinary action.
  • For visitors, licensees or invitees, violations will result in ejection from the campus.
  • For any group or organization, the violation will result in the rescission of any previously issued permission to operate on the Campus or the refusal of permission to operate on the Campus as the case may be.
  • The disciplinary procedures leading to the penalty for violation of this Anti-Hazing Rule shall be those contained in the "Due Process Procedure for Student Discipline in Non-Academic Areas."

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