Illinois Law

Illinois State Law

Hazing is illegal in the state of Illinois. Hazing is classified as a Class A misdemeanor, expect in the situation where hazing results in death or great bodily harm; it is then considered a Class 4 felony.
720 ILCS 120/5. Hazing

Section 5. Hazing.

A person commits hazing who knowingly requires the performance of any act by a student or other person in a school, college, university, or other educational institution of this State, for the purpose of induction or admission into any group, organization, or society associated or connected with that institution if:

  • (a) the act is not sanctioned or authorized by that educational institution; and
  • (b) the act results in bodily harm to any person.

720 ILCS 120/10. Sentence 10

Hazing is a Class A misdemeanor, except hazing that results in death or great bodily harm is a Class 4 felony.

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