Hazing is prohibited in state educational institutions by the Texas Education Code, Section 4.19. Students of Lamar State College Orange are forbidden to engage in, encourage, aid or assist any person(s) participating in what is commonly known and recognized as hazing. Any student who does so will be subject to college disciplinary action and may also face civil authority. Refer to the current catalog for more information relative to the legal implications of hazing.

Hazing means any intentional or reckless act, occurring on or off the campus of an educational institution, by one person alone or acting with others, directed against a student, that endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student for the purpose of pledging, being initiated into, affiliating with, holding office in, or maintaining membership in any organization whose members are or include students at an educational institution. 

Hazing on the part of students, faculty, or staff is strictly forbidden, whether on or off campus. LSCO reserves the right to take disciplinary action against individual students and/or groups who engage in hazing or voluntarily submit to hazing. For additional information please see our summary on hazing.  LSCO also publishes a report indicating the number of hazing cases reported on our campus (see Hazing Cases Reported).

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