Anti-Hazing Policy and Information

 

Anti-Hazing Policy and Information

Drew University has always valued respect and dignity for every person. To that end, hazing has never been tolerated nor accepted on campus. Therefore, no person should need to engage in behavior that jeopardizes their welfare to belong to an organization or group.

In 2021, New Jersey signed Timothy J. Piazza’s Law (SB 84), strengthening anti-hazing restrictions. This law decreased the threshold for what constitutes a criminal act of hazing and expanded the legal authority of the state to address hazing concerns. Additionally, the state required each institution of higher education to create and update a report of alleged hazing violations and their outcomes to be updated and published on the website twice annually.

The full hazing policy can be found at the Campus Life policy, Campus Life & Student Affairs Policies | Drew University.

Policy Highlights

Report of Alleged Hazing Violations

As required under Timothy J. Piazza’s Law, Drew University will publish data twice annually on charged violations of hazing. The reports will contain the following information:

  • The date on which an individual was charged with a violation of policy or law (personal information of the individual will not be charged.)
  • A general description of the violation, any findings of an investigation, and, if applicable, the penalties imposed.
  • The date the matter was resolved.

The reports will be updated and published on August 1 and January 1 of each year. The initial report, published on January 2022, covers any charged allegation of hazing for the past five years where records were available.