Report Hazing

Reporting Requirements

Hazing presents a serious risk to the health and safety of our university community and will not be tolerated at Ohio State. To create a community free of hazing, we must first report hazing when we experience it, see it or suspect it. It is imperative that everyone with knowledge of hazing reports it. Ohio State students and registered student organizations are required to report hazing as the failure to prevent, intervene or report acts of hazing may also be considered acts of hazing. 

Ohio State University Reporting Requirments

Section 3335-23-04 (L) of the Code of Student Conduct prohibits hazing and includes in the definition of hazing the failure to intervene, prevent or report acts of hazing. Students should report hazing by submitting a report using this form.

If you are a student and have questions about your reporting obligations under Ohio law, please contact Student Legal Services at 614-247-5853.

Collin’s Law, Ohio’s Anti-Hazing Act has additional reporting requirements:

Sec. 2903.311 (B) No administrator, employee, faculty member, teacher, consultant, alumnus, or volunteer of any organization, including any primary, secondary, or post-secondary school or any other public or private educational institution, who is acting in an official and professional capacity shall recklessly fail to immediately report the knowledge of hazing to a law enforcement agency in the county in which the victim of hazing resides or in which the hazing is occurring or has occurred. 

If you are a university employee and have questions about your reporting obligations under Ohio law, please contact the Office of Legal Affairs at 614-292-0611.

Reporting Options

Emergencies and concerns for health and safety should always be reported immediately to law enforcement by calling 9-1-1.