Baylor University has elected to adopt the standards set forth in the Texas Education Code that prohibits hazing at an educational institution and has elected to apply these standards to students in attendance at the University. Baylor also complies with Texas law concerning the reporting of hazing. Links can be found below to Baylor's Policy on Hazing, the Report on Hazing, and the Texas Hazing Law. Baylor's Policy on Hazing is the University’s definition of hazing that is inclusive of, and extends beyond, the standards set forth in the Texas Education Code (Hazing Law), and applies to students in attendance at the University.
In May of 2019, the Texas Legislature passed an amendment to the Texas Education Code (S.B. No. 38) that changed reporting requirements for hazing occurring on or after September 1, 2019. Hazing committed by organizations disciplined for or convicted of hazing that occurred before September 1, 2019 are required to be reported according to the prior requirements (which can be found at: Chapter 37 and Chapter 51). Organizations disciplined for or convicted of hazing that occurred on or after September 1, 2019 are required to be reported according to the new requirements (see Report on Hazing).
The Texas Education Code (Sec. 51.936) requires that Baylor University, not later than the 14th day before the first class day of each fall or spring semester, publish and distribute a summary of the Texas Hazing Law, subchapter F, Chapter 37 of the Texas Education Code, and a list of organizations that have been disciplined for hazing or convicted of hazing on or off the campus of the institution during the preceding three years. In compliance with this law, Baylor provides the following information:
Baylor's Policy on Hazing is a summary of the Texas Hazing Law. Copies of the entire hazing law enacted by the Texas legislature are available from the Judicial Affairs office or the hazing bill may be viewed in its entirety at the "Texas Legislature Online" website at: https://www.legis.state.tx.us/. Information about hazing may be found in the Texas Education Code, Chapter 37, sections 37.151 through 37.158 and Chapter 51, section 51.936.