States with Anti-Hazing Laws
The map below provides a visual representation of the states with anti-hazing laws. Although 44 of the 50 states have anti-hazing laws in place, the strength and breadth of the laws vary significantly. Some statutes silo hazing as a collegiate or fraternal behavior only, while others are stronger and more comprehensive. Some states fail to legally address hazing at all.
Advocating for stronger and more comprehensive laws is an important aspect of prevention. Check out your state’s law below. Consider how you could strengthen it to keep students safe and hold hazers accountable.
States with anti-hazing laws
States without anti-hazing laws
Hazing Laws by State (copy)
Click on a state to read the anti-hazing law.