Passed in 2022, Sam’s Law requires Washington state colleges and universities to publish a report disclosing all student groups found responsible for engaging in hazing on a quarterly basis.
The report must be published at least forty-five (45) days before fall quarter commences and at least ten (10) days before the start of any other academic quarter. The report must contain the beginning and ending dates for the hazing investigation, the dates the student group was charged with hazing and the date it was found responsible for the violation, a description of the incident, and a description of the sanctions and the date they were imposed. Each report must be retained for at least five years and comply with the Family Educational Records and Privacy Act (FERPA).
- Spring 2022 – Bellevue College had no reported cases of hazing or investigations.
- Summer 2022 – Bellevue College had no reported cases of hazing or investigations.
How to Report
Employees, student employees, and volunteers must report any incident where they have “reasonable cause” to believe hazing has occurred. “Reasonable cause” means receiving a credible written or oral report alleging hazing or potential or planned hazing.
Last Updated August 9, 2022