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Hazy Hazing Rules

You have likely heard about recent hazing incidents that have gotten out of hand at colleges and universities across the United States, causing injury or even the death of fraternity or sorority pledges, college athletes, or members of other school or social organizations. For example, the parents of a Northern Illinois University fraternity pledge filed...

Fighting the Impact of Academic Sanctions

Your academic transcripts can make a significant impact on your future. Prospective graduate schools, professional licensing boards, and other organizations not only take into your GPA but also any marks on your transcript that may indicate academic misconduct. If students choose to withdraw from a class or cannot complete the coursework during the semester due...

Hazing Violations Are Bringing Stiffer Penalties

Virtually all colleges and universities prohibit hazing, and most states make it a criminal offense. Nonetheless, fraternities, sororities, sports teams, and other student organizations continue to engage in conduct that may fall within the definition of hazing, often resulting in serious criminal penalties to the people involved. In addition, schools can impose serious sanctions against...

The Rights of Students With Learning Exceptionalities (Disabilities) and Psychological Conditions in College Discipline Proceedings

Students with certain learning exceptionalities/disabilities or psychological conditions can experience a significantly different landscape in higher education than they did in high school. The challenges only increase when a college or university accuses a student of violating its code of conduct and brings that student before a board for disciplinary proceedings. A school is required...
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