Outline of the state of Maryland

Hazing Policy

Hazing Policy

State law prohibits hazing as a violation of student codes of conduct without requiring districts to adopt hazing policies.

Maryland Code 3-607. Hazing

(a)  Prohibited. -- A person may not recklessly or intentionally do an act or create a situation that subjects a student to the risk of serious bodily injury for the purpose of an initiation into a student organization of a school, college, or university.

(b)  Penalty. -- A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 6 months or a fine not exceeding $ 500 or both.

(c)  Prohibited defense. -- The implied or express consent of a student to hazing is not a defense under this section.

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