Anti–Hazing Policy

Chipola College Policy 3.260Prohibition of Hazing and Florida Statute 1006.63 forbids students from engaging in any kind of hazing action or situation on or off-campus which recklessly or intentionally endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student for the purpose of initiation or admission into, affiliation with or participation in any student organization.

Any Chipola College organization found to engage in any of the above hazing behaviors will be subject to disciplinary actionas outlined in the Student Governance, Right & Responsibilities section of the student code of conduct.In addition to the penalties listed, Chipola College “may include the imposition of fines; the withholding of diplomas or transcripts pending compliance with the rules or pending payment fines. In case of an organization ...which authorizes hazing in blatant disregard of such rules, penalties may also include the rescission of permission for that organization to operate on campus property or to otherwise operate under the sanction of the institution. All penalties imposed under the authority of this subsection shall be in addition to any penalty imposed for violation of any of the criminal laws of this state or for violation of any other rule of the institution to which the violator may be subject,”including Florida Statute 1006.63.Rules adopted pursuant hereto shall apply to acts conducted on or off campus whenever such acts are deemed to constitute hazing.