H. R. 2926
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 15, 2017
Mr. Meehan (for himself and Ms. Fudge) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce
To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require institutions of higher education to disclose hazing incidents, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Report and Educate About Campus Hazing Act or the
Inclusion of hazing incidents in annual security reports
Section 485(f)(1)(F) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1092(f)(1)) is amended—
in clause (i), by striking
and at the end;
in clause (ii), by striking
and at the end;
in clause (iii), by striking the period at the end and inserting
; and; and
by adding at the end the following:
of hazing incidents that were reported to campus security authorities or local police agencies.
Definition of hazing
Section 485(f)(6)(A) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1092(f)(6)(A)) is amended by adding at the end the following:
The term hazing means any intentional, knowing, or reckless act committed by a student, or a former student, of an institution of higher education, whether individually or in concert with other persons, against another student, that—
was committed in connection with an initiation into, an affiliation with, or the maintenance of membership in, any organization that is affiliated with such institution of higher education; and
contributes to a substantial risk of physical injury, mental harm, or degradation or causes physical injury, mental harm or personal degradation.
Recording of hazing incidents
Section 485(f)(7) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1092(f)(7)) is amended by inserting after the second sentence the following:
For hazing incidents, such statistics shall be compiled in accordance with the definition of that term in paragraph (6)(A)(vi).
Educational program on hazing
Section 487(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1094(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following:
The institution will provide students with an educational program on hazing (as that term is defined in section 485(f)(6)(A)(vi)), which shall include information on hazing awareness, hazing prevention, and institution’s policies on hazing.