The University of Texas at Austin is committed to providing a safe educational environment for everyone and does not tolerate hazing by any group or individual affiliated with the University. The University expects that all students and registered student organizations will observe and fully comply with state law, Regents' Rules, University regulations, and administrative rules associated with the prohibition of hazing. The University pursues all allegations of hazing seriously AND investigates organizations and individuals for violations of the hazing statute, which can result in disciplinary action up to and including expulsion. Under state law, individuals or organizations engaging in hazing may be subject to fines and charged with a criminal offense.
Below are educational resources that officers (authorized representatives) of registered student organizations can use to enhance internal discussions and risk management efforts and help ensure the safety of the entire membership.
In an effort to encourage reporting of hazing incidents, the Dean of Students may grant immunity from university discipline (and criminal or civil liability) to a person who voluntarily:
NOTE: There are some limitations to this program and the grant of immunity is not automatic. A student will NOT be granted immunity if the person reports
In addition to the above resources, please feel free to contact Student Activities at SafetyEducation@austin.utexas.edu or 512-471-3065 if you need assistance or if you have additional questions.
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