Oregon

163.197 Hazing. 

(1) A student organization or a member of a student organization commits the offense of hazing if, as a condition or precondition of attaining membership in the organization or of attaining any office or status in the organization, the organization or member intentionally hazes any member, potential member or person pledged to be a member of the organization.

(2)(a) A student organization that violates subsection (1) of this section commits a Class A violation.

(b) A member of a student organization who personally violates subsection (1) of this section commits a Class B violation.

(3) Consent of the person who is hazed is not a defense in a prosecution under this section.

(4) As used in this section:

(a) “Haze” means:

(A) To subject an individual to whipping, beating, striking, branding or electronic shocking, to place a harmful substance on an individual’s body or to subject an individual to other similar forms of physical brutality;

(B) To subject an individual to sleep deprivation, exposure to the elements, confinement in a small space or other similar activity that subjects the individual to an unreasonable risk of harm or adversely affects the physical health or safety of the individual;

(C) To compel an individual to consume food, liquid, alcohol, controlled substances or other substances that subject the individual to an unreasonable risk of harm or adversely affect the physical health or safety of the individual; or

(D) To induce, cause or require an individual to perform a duty or task that involves the commission of a crime or an act of hazing.

(b) “Member” includes volunteers, coaches and faculty advisers of a student organization.

(c) “Student organization” means a fraternity, sorority, athletic team or other organization that is organized or operating on a college, university or elementary or secondary school campus for the purpose of providing members an opportunity to participate in student activities of the college, university or elementary or secondary school.

Chapter 206

(1) As used in this section: (a) “Haze” has the meaning given that term in ORS 163.197. (b) “Institution of higher education” means: (A) A community college operated under ORS chapter 341; or (B) A college or university that: (i) Operates in this state; (ii) Offers baccalaureate degree programs; and (iii) Enrolls students who receive state financial aid. (2) Each institution of higher education shall: (a) Adopt a written policy on hazing; and (b) Provide annual on-campus policy training for students that sets forth the harmful effects of hazing and the relevant laws and institution policies that prohibit hazing. (3)(a) No later than December 31 of each calendar year, each institution of higher education shall submit a report to the Legislative Assembly, in the manner prescribed by ORS 192.245, that sets forth: (A) The number of hazing incidents reported to the institution during the previous academic year; and (B) The number of hazing incidents investigated by the institution during the previous academic year. (b) A single report may be submitted under this subsection for multiple institutions of higher education, provided that the information required under this subsection is disaggregated by institution.

Approved by the Governor June 4, 2019 Filed in the office of Secretary of State June 4, 2019 Effective date January 1, 2020