Rhode Island - Hazing Policy: Policy or Plan Requirements

Policy Or Plan Requirements
Policy Type: 
regulation; statute

State law requires districts to adopt hazing policies.

Basic Education Program 200-RICR-20-10-1.3.2 Supportive and Nuturing School Community

  1. 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

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