Rhode Island - Hazing Policy: Policy or Plan Requirements
Basic Education Program 200-RICR-20-10-1.3.2 Supportive and Nuturing School Community
- Each LEA shall:
- a. Prevent and respond appropriately to incidents of bullying, hazing, teen dating violence, sexual violence, and related issues;
- b. Promote nonviolent conflict resolution techniques in order to encourage attitudes and behaviors that foster harmonious relations;
- c. Provide professional development, training, resources, and other means to assist students, staff, and other adults in the school building or at school sponsored activities in carrying out these responsibilities; and
- d. Comply with relevant state and federal statutes regarding these issues.
Rhode Island General Laws § 11-21-2. Penalty for school official permitting hazing.
Every person, being a teacher, superintendent, commandant, or other person in charge of any public, private, parochial, or military school, college or other educational institution, who shall knowingly permit any activity constituting hazing, as defined in § 11-21-1, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined not less than ten dollars ($ 10.00) nor more than one hundred dollars ($ 100).
Rhode Island General Assembly