New Jersey Hazing Law
§ 2C:40-3. Hazing; aggravated hazing
a. A person is guilty of hazing,
a disorderly persons offense, if, in connection with initiation
of applicants to or members of a student or fraternal organization,
he knowingly or recklessly organizes, promotes, facilitates or engages
in any conduct, other than competitive athletic events, which places
or may place another person in danger of bodily injury.
b. A person is guilty of aggravated hazing, a crime
of the fourth degree, if he commits an act prohibited in subsection
a. which results in serious bodily injury to another person.
§ 18A:3-25. Pledge's Bill of Rights
The Attorney General shall develop a "Pledge's
Bill of Rights" which outlines acceptable and unacceptable
behavior and activities in regard to the pledge or rushing activities
of college and university fraternities and sororities and other
similar campus organizations. In developing the bill of rights,
the Attorney General shall review the existing pledge and anti-hazing
policies and procedures of public and independent institutions of
higher education within the State and shall, as appropriate, incorporate
those policies into the bill of rights. The Attorney General shall
make the "Pledge's Bill of Rights" available to each institution
of higher education within the State.
§ 18A:3-26. Information on hazing included
The bill of rights developed by the Attorney General
pursuant to section 2 of P.L.1991, c.388 (C.18A:3-25) shall include
information on the criminal penalties for hazing
and aggravated hazing established pursuant to P.L.1980,
c.169 (C.2C:40-3 et seq.).