On July 6, 2021 Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed Senate Bill 126 into law. Senate Bill 126 or “Collin’s Law”, was named after Collin Wiant, an 18-year-old student who died as a result of hazing at an Ohio university. Collin’s Law took effect on Oct. 7, 2021 and expands the definition of hazing, increases penalties for hazing and failure to report hazing, expands requirements for reporting and mandates training for students, employees and volunteers at colleges and universities.
Hazing prevention is important, life-saving work. In addition to completing required training, members of the Ashland University community are encouraged to regularly review Ohio’s Hazing Laws (2903.31, 2903.311, and 3719.011), Ashland University’s Hazing Prevention Policy, outlined below, and report any suspected acts of hazing immediately.
Students are not permitted to participate in any Ashland University-sanctioned activity (including athletic teams, student organizations, sport clubs, etc.) until a required anti-hazing training is completed and recorded as completed.
Ashland University Biannual Report
In compliance with Senate Bill 126, or Collin’s Law, Ashland University must publish a list of all violations of the university’s Hazing Prevention Policy. This report is published twice a year (January and August). The report must include the following information for each violation:
- The name of the subject of the report
- The date the subject was charged with a violation of university policy/law regarding hazing and date the matter was resolved
- A general description of the violation, findings, and outcomes of any investigation in the past five years