Apr 17, 2024  
Middlesex Community College Student Handbook 2016-17 
    
Middlesex Community College Student Handbook 2016-17 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Policies & Procedures - Disciplinary


Hazing

In accordance with Chapter 665 of the Acts of 1987, Middlesex Community College prohibits any form of hazing on or off the campus.  (Text as amended by 1987, 665 effective April 4, 1988.) Section 17. Whoever is a principal organizer or participant in the crime of hazing, as defined herein, shall be punished by a fine of not more than three thousand dollars or by imprisonment in a house of correction for not more than one year, or both such fine and imprisonment. The term “hazing” as used in this section and in section eighteen, shall mean any conduct or method of initiations into any student organization, which willfully or recklessly endangers the physical or mental health of any student or any person. Such conduct shall include whipping, beating, branding, forced calisthenics, exposure to the weather, forced consumption of any food, liquor, beverage, drug or other substance, or any brutal treatment of forced physical health or safety of any other person to extreme mental stress, including extended deprivation of sleep or rest or extended isolation. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this section to the contrary, consent shall not be available as a defense to any prosecution under this section.

Failure to Report Hazing: Penalty

Section 18: Whoever knows that another person is the victim of hazing as defined in section seventeen and is at the scene of such crime shall, to the extent that such person can do so without danger or peril to himself or others, report such crime to an appropriate law enforcement official as soon as reasonably practicable. Whoever fails to report such a crime shall be punished by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars.