"Sam's Law" - Hazing Prevention

Sam’s Law is the name of new anti-hazing legislation adopted in Washington State in 2022. It is  named after Sam Martinez, a freshman at Washington State University who died of alcohol  poisoning at a fraternity party in November 2019. The new law updates the definition of hazing and  requires institutions of higher education to implement anti-hazing programming for employees and  students. It also requires institutions of higher education (IHEs) to publish an annual report  identifying student organizations, athletic teams, and living groups found responsible for engaging  in hazing. 



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