Violations

What sanctions may result from a hazing violation? 

Hazing is a serious offense and Ohio State has zero tolerance for hazing. Therefore, violations of this policy are subject to the full range of sanctions (formal reprimand, disciplinary probation, suspension and dismissal). Educational activities may also be sanctioned.

Dismissal or a recommendation to the Board of Trustees to revoke a conferred degree will be the minimum conduct sanction assigned to a student for any violation of this policy that causes death, serious physical harm or substantial risk of serious physical harm. This includes coerced consumption of alcohol or drugs of abuse that causes death, serious physical harm or substantial risk of serious physical harm. A registered student organization found in violation under the same circumstances will have their registration revoked. 

Where can I find information on what groups have been found in violation for hazing? 

Collin’s Law requires universities to report hazing violations for the last five years beginning no later than January 2023. Thereafter, Ohio law requires updated reports twice a year on August 1 and January 1. The university’s first report is found here and includes violations reported from October 7, 2016. You can also paste the following URL into your browser: https://stophazing.osu.edu/documents/collins-law-report-2023-01-11.pdf

The August 2023 Collin's Law Report update is found here. You can also paste the following URL into your browser: https://stophazing.osu.edu/documents/collins-law-august-update-2023-07-31.pdf.

The January 2024 Collin's Law Report update is found here. You can also paste the following URL into your browser: https://stophazing.osu.edu/documents/collins-law-report-january-2024-update.pdf 

The university has long had a practice of publicly posting social fraternity and sorority conduct history and information about registered student organizations whose registration status has been revoked. Available public records related to organizational violations listed in the Collin's Law report can be found here or by pasting the following URL into your browser:  https://go.osu.edu/orgdocs

Student Organization Conduct History

You can view a list of organizations that are no longer registered student organizations as a result of disciplinary action under the Code of Student Conduct, or copy the following URL into your browser: https://go.osu.edu/FindaStudentOrg

Sorority and Fraternity Life Conduct History and Unrecognized Group Information

You can view a list of sorority and fraternity Code of Student Conduct history, including current investigations, or copy the following URL into your browser:  https://sfl.osu.edu/parents_and_family/unrecognized_organization/.