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Under Texas State law, individuals or organizations engaging in hazing could be subject to fines and charged with criminal offenses.
According to the law, a person can commit a hazing offense not only by engaging in a hazing related activity, but also by soliciting, directing, encouraging, aiding, or attempting to aid another in hazing; intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly allowing hazing to occur; or by failing to report first hand information that a hazing incident is planned or has occurred in writing to the Vice President for Student Affairs or Dean of Students office. The fact that a person consented to or acquiesced in a hazing activity is not a defense to prosecution for hazing under this law.
Texas Education Code Section 51.936 requires that educational institutions publish a report regarding any registered student organizations that have been found responsible for, cited for, or convicted of hazing over the past 3 years. Click below to view UT-Arlington's Hazing Report.