State law prohibits hazing as a violation of student codes of conduct without requiring districts to adopt hazing policies.
Official Code of Georgia Annotated 16-5-61. Hazing
(a) As used in this Code section, the term:
- (1) "Haze" means to subject a student to an activity which endangers or is likely to endanger the physical health of a student, regardless of a student's willingness to participate in such activity.
- (2) "School" means any school, college, or university in this state.
- (3) "School organization" means any club, society, fraternity, sorority, or a group living together which has students as its principal members.
- (4) "Student" means any person enrolled in a school in this state.
(b) It shall be unlawful for any person to haze any student in connection with or as a condition or precondition of gaining acceptance, membership, office, or other status in a school organization.
(c) Any person who violates this Code section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature.