If you have been subject to hazing or know that hazing has occurred, please report it here.
Texas Wesleyan University is committed to facilitating a student experience that is holistically developmental, healthy, and safe for all students. Any act of hazing is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated. Each student has a right to pursue opportunities for involvement free from negative impact of hazing.
Any intentional, knowing, or reckless act, occurring on or off-campus of an educational institution, by one person acting alone or acting with others, directed against a student for the purpose of pledging, being initiated into, affiliating with, holding office in or maintaining membership in an organization if the act:
The three-year hazing report provides the following information for any and all disciplinary actions taken by TXWES against an organization for hazing:
The TXWES Three-Year Report can be found here. (This link is forthcoming.)
Texas Wesleyan University is now required to prepare and post a detailed report on hazing committed on or off-campus by an organization registered with or recognized by the institution. That report must include applicable information relating each disciplinary action taken by TXWES against an organization for hazing and each conviction of hazing by an organization during the three years preceding the date of the report being issued or updated. That report can be found here (this link is forthcoming).
The definitions of "organization" and "hazing" have now been expanded. "Organization" now explicitly includes student government, band or musical group, or an academic, athletic, cheerleading, or dance team, including any group or team that participates in competitions. Virtually every organization who members are primarily students are not covered by state law.
"Hazing" has been broadened in scope by the removal of the requirement that the incident in question must endanger the mental or physical health or safety of a student to constitute hazing. Additionally, the definition of "hazing" now explicitly includes any coercion of a student to consume a drug or alcohol (in any form) in an amount that would lead a reasonable person to believe that the student is intoxicated.
The new law modifies the existing immunity from criminal prosecution and civil liability for students who report hazing. For immunity to apply, a student must:
Immunity would not be provided to a student who reports their own act of hazing or who makes a report in bad faith or as an act of malice.