North Carolina Hazing Law

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA HAZING LAW

CHAPTER 14. CRIMINAL LAW

SUBCHAPTER 03 . OFFENSES AGAINST THE PERSON

ARTICLE 9. HAZING

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N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-35 (2007)

§ 14-35. Hazing; definition and punishment

It is unlawful for any student in attendance at any university, college, or school in this State to engage in hazing, or to aid or abet any other student in the commission of this offense. For the purposes of this section hazing is defined as follows: “to subject another student to physical injury as part of an initiation, or as a prerequisite to membership, into any organized school group, including any society, athletic team, fraternity or sorority, or other similar group.” Any violation of this section shall constitute a Class 2 misdemeanor.