In October 2018, the Pennsylvania legislature enacted the Timothy J. 广场反欺辱法, a new state anti-hazing law that amends the state crimes code to address and prevent hazing in secondary schools and institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth. The new law includes stricter punishments for the crime of hazing; holds both individuals and organizations accountable for hazing; and requires secondary schools and institutions of higher education to publish anti-hazing policies and publicly report hazing violations.
The new 广场反欺辱法 defines the crime of hazing, stating that it includes (but is not limited to) conditioning acceptance into or membership in a group on coerced or forced activities, 包括食物消费, alcohol or drugs that subject someone to a risk of emotional or physical harm; subjecting someone to brutality of a physical, 精神, 或者性的本质, 包括鞭打, 打, 品牌, 健美操, 睡眠不足, 排斥社会交往, 或者暴露在恶劣天气下. All members of the 宾夕法尼亚万博manbetx全站下载 community should read and familiarize themselves with the College's Anti-Hazing Policy and other important information in the 学生手册.
The 广场反欺辱法 was driven by the efforts of Jim and Evelyn Piazza, parents of 19-year-old Penn State sophomore Timothy Piazza. Timothy died in February 2017 following a night of hazing at the fraternity he was pledging.
York College is fully supportive of the implementation of the 广场反欺辱法 and is committed to providing information about hazing in a complete and transparent manner.