Hazing Prevention

Tompkins Cortland Community College prohibits all students, staff, faculty, visitors, licensees, and other guests from engaging in any action or situation that recklessly or intentionally endangers mental or physical health or involves the forced consumption of liquor or drugs for the purpose of initiation into or affiliation with any organization.

Where there is probable cause to believe the above regulation has been violated, the College will pursue strong disciplinary action through its own channels. This discipline includes the possibility of suspension, expulsion, or other appropriate disciplinary action, and in the case of an organization authorizing such conduct, rescission of permission for that organization to operate on College property. Such penalties shall be in addition to any penalty pursuant to the penal law or any other law to which a violator or organization may be subject. An individual charged with a criminal violation or crime under state, federal, or local law related to conduct prohibited above will be subject to the college disciplinary procedures, whether or not criminal prosecution is pending.

This rule shall be deemed to be part of the by-laws of all organizations operating on the College campus or affiliated with Tompkins Cortland. Each such organization shall annually file a copy of current by-laws for review by the Dean of Student Life or his or her designee.