State law prohibits hazing as a violation of student codes of conduct without requiring districts to adopt hazing policies.
District of Columbia Municipal Regulations 2502 Grounds for Disciplinary Action
2502.3 Tier III behaviors are those behaviors not specifically enumerated in any other tier in this chapter that cause significant disruption to the academic environment or cause harm to self or others. In addition to lesser consequences, Tier III behaviors may result in either on-site or off-site Suspension. (a) The following behaviors shall be considered Tier III behaviors:
- (1) Inappropriate Use of DCPS Computer or Network (restricted websites, offensive emails);
- (2) Sale or Distribution of any item without authorization;
- (3) Possession or Distribution of obscene or pornographic material on school premises;
- (4) Possession or Use of tobacco;
District of Columbia Municipal Regulations 2599 Definitions
"Hazing" - actions taken against a person for the purpose of being initiated into a group that endangers the mental or physical health, well being or safety of a student, and results in humiliation, embarrassment, ridicule, intimidation or shame.