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Louisiana Law

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Students should be acquainted with the Louisiana State Law on hazing (La. R.S. 17:1801).

Hazing in any form, or the use of any method of initiation into fraternal organizations in any educational institution supported wholly or in part by public funds, which is likely to cause bodily danger or physical punishment to any student or other person attending any such institution is prohibited.

Whoever violates the provisions of this Section shall be fined not less than ten dollars nor more than one hundred dollars, or imprisoned for not less than ten days nor more than thirty days, or both, and in addition, shall be expelled from the educational institution and not permitted to return during the current session or term in which the violation occurs.

The law makes hazing at or in a connection with an educational institution a crime. In addition, hazing crimes may be subject to criminal and/or civil prosecution.

Division of Student Affairs, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-314-2188