Policy 268 - Hazing Prevention

Policy 268 - Hazing Prevention

Hazing is prohibited within the Lower Columbia College community. Hazing is any conduct committed as part of a person’s recruitment, initiation, pledging, admission into, or affiliation with a student organization, athletic team, or living group (collectively “student groups”) or any pastime or amusement engaged in with respect to such a student group that causes, or is likely to cause, bodily danger or physical harm, or serious psychological or emotional harm, to any student or other person attending Lower Columbia College, including causing, directing, coercing, or forcing a person to consume any food, liquid, alcohol, drug, or other substance which subjects the person to risk of such harm, regardless of the person's willingness to participate. "Hazing" does not include customary athletic events or other similar contests or competitions. This prohibition applies to conduct that may occur both on and off campus. In compliance with 2SHB 1751 (2022), the College will implement procedures and programs, including offering students and employees hazing prevention training and programming, implementation of a mandatory reporting procedure, creation of a hazing prevention committee, and publication of a hazing report.

Historic Information

  • Approved by the Executive Leadership Team: July 13, 2022
  • Approved by Governance: July 22, 2022
  • Approved by UMCC: August 16, 2022
  • Campus Review: August 29- September 13, 2022
  • Reviewed by Executive Leadership Team: September 14, 2022
  • Approved: September 14, 2022


Resource/Reference/Procedure Title Unit Responsibility

RCW 28B.10

  VP of HR and Legal Affairs

2SHB 1751 (2022)

  VP of Student Services

LCC’s Hazing Prevention Webpage

Anti-Hazing (Hazing Prevention)  

WAC 132M-126

Code of Student Conduct  
Procedure 268.1A    
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