Sens. Collins, King co-sponsor legislation to report, educate on campus hazing
(WABI) - Senators Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Angus King, I-Maine, are working to combat hazing on college campuses.
The senators are co-sponsoring legislation that would prevent and respond to hazing.
The Report and Educate About Campus Hazing, or REACH Act, would require these incidents to be reported as part of a college’s annual crime report.
It would also establish a definition of hazing to clarify what constitutes a reportable offense.
The legislation would require institutions to establish a campus wide research-based program to educate students about the dangers of hazing.
Collins and King say students have a right to feel safe and accepted so they can focus on their studies and fully participate in the college community.
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