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.