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I. Title of Policy
II. Objective of Policy
To inform the College community that hazing is strictly prohibited at Brookdale Community College.
N.J.S.A.18A:3-27.1 – 27.4.
IV. Policy Statement
Hazing is any action or situation, with or without the consent of the participants (an individual(s) or group), which recklessly, intentionally, or unintentionally endangers the mental, physical, or academic health or safety of a student.
Behavior falling into the following categories shall be considered hazing, regardless of whether a person is a willing participant:
- Engaging in any act that impacts the mental, emotional, or physical health or safety of a student for the purpose of initiation into, admission into, affiliation with, or continued membership in any organization or team whose members are Brookdale students.
- Engaging in any activity that is inconsistent with policies or regulations of Brookdale or laws in the State of New Jersey for the purpose of initiation into, admission into, affiliation with, or continued membership in any organization or team whose members are Brookdale students.
Any activity that may appear to be hazing is to be reported to Student Conduct and Compliance Office.
Also see related 6.0003R Anti Hazing Regulation for additional information and the hazing section of the Student Code of Conduct.
V. Responsibility for Implementation
Approved: Board of Trustees, 10/25/2022