Anti-Hazing Policy

Hazing is antithetical to the mission of New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). It is contrary to the academic and personal development of students, an affront to the student’s dignity, and a violation of New Jersey criminal statute.  NJIT supports the act passed by the New Jersey Legislature in 1980 with regard to hazing and aggravated hazing under the New Jersey Criminal Codes (N.J.S.A 2C:40-3)

NJIT Definition:

  1. Hazing acts in any form by any individual or group are prohibited.
  2. Hazing is engaging in any act that impacts the mental, emotional, or physical health or safety of a student for the purpose of initiation into, admission into, affiliation with, or continued membership in any group, organization or team whose members are students. Examples of hazing may include but are not limited to: use of alcohol or drugs; creation of excessive fatigue; capturing or kidnapping; humiliating games and activities. 
  3. Engaging in any activity that is inconsistent with regulations or policies of NJIT or laws in the State of New Jersey for the purpose of initiation into, admission into, affiliation with, or continued membership in any group, organization or team whose members are NJIT students. The group, organization or team may or may not be recognized by NJIT as an active organization at NJIT.

Behavior falling into these categories shall be considered hazing regardless of whether a person is a willing participant.

Alleged acts of hazing must be referred to the Dean of Students and Campus Life for investigation and adjudication.

 

Updated 5.8.18