Collin's Law Update
Collin’s Law, Ohio’s Anti-Hazing Law, is officially in effect as of October 6, 2021. The law mandates stronger consequences for hazing, both from a university student conduct perspective and from a criminal perspective, up to and including a felony. The YSU Office of Community Standards & Student Conduct has developed a new sanctioning rubric for hazing cases which includes sanctions for individuals and for organizations based on the nature of the hazing incident. Additionally, the university will publish a website to communicate any hazing incidents which have occurred on campus in a five-year period.
The law also expands the list of officials who are required to report hazing to university police and local law enforcement, with penalties up to a 1st degree misdemeanor for failing to do so. Members of the YSU community are required to report any suspected incidents of hazing using this form: https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?YoungstownStateUniv&layout_id=15
Additionally, YSU has implemented a twenty minute Recognize and Prevent Hazing training module in compliance with Collin's Law. Students in registered student organizations and university programs, as well as the advisors and staff overseeing these programs, are required to complete this training in order to participate in organization activities. Over 3,900 members of the YSU community have already met this requirement. All YSU faculty, staff, and volunteers are encouraged to complete this brief training.
To begin training go to https://learn.ue.org/Login2.aspx
Enter your login credentials:
Username: Your YSU email address
Faculty/Staff Password*: Youngstown1!
* Student Password: Welcome%1
The first time you log in, the system will prompt you to reset your temporary password and set a security question.
Please click the link below to review a full copy of YSU’s Hazing Policy. Questions regarding YSU’s administration of Collin’s Law mandates may be directed to Joy Polkabla Byers, Associate Vice President for Student Experience.