Office of Student Life

Collin's Law Report

Section 3345.19 of the Ohio Revised Code, part of Collin's Law -- Ohio's Anti-Hazing Act -- requires that:

(D)(1) Beginning in the 2022-2023 academic year, each institution shall maintain a report of all violations of the institution's policy adopted under division (B) of this section or other state law regarding hazing that are reported to the institution. Each institution shall post the report on its publicly accessible web site. Each report shall include all of the following:

(a) The name of the subject of the report;

(b) The date when the subject of the report was charged with a violation of the institution's policy or other state law regarding hazing;

(c) A general description of the violation, any investigation and findings by the institution, and any penalties imposed on the subject of the report;

(d) The date on which the matter was resolved.

(2) Each institution shall post the initial report issued under division (D) of this section on the institution's publicly accessible web site not later than January 15, 2023. Thereafter, each institution shall update the report on the first day of January and August of each year and shall post the updated report on the institution's publicly accessible web site. However, each institution shall retain reports for five consecutive years.

(3) The initial report issued under division (D) of this section shall include information concerning hazing violations that have been reported to the institution for the five consecutive years prior to the effective date of this section to the extent that the institution has retained information concerning the violations.

(4) Each report issued under division (D) of this section shall not include the personal identifying information of an individual and shall be subject to the "Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974," 20 U.S.C. 1232g.

The university's first Collin's Law Report contains all of the above information for violations found between October 7, 2016, and the publication date -- January 11, 2023. You'll find the report here or by copying the following URL into your browser: https://stophazing.osu.edu/documents/collins-law-report-2023-01-11.pdf.

After posting the first report, Collin's Law requires bi-annual updates by August 1 and January 1 each year. The August 2023 Collin's Law Report update is found here. You can also paste the following URL into your browser: https://stophazing.osu.edu/documents/collins-law-august-update-2023-07-31.pdf.

The January 2024 Collin's Law Report update is found here.  You can also paste the following URL into your browser: https://stophazing.osu.edu/documents/collins-law-report-january-2024-update.pdf.

Available public records related to organization violations listed in the Collin's Law Report and updates can be found here or by copying the following URL: https://go.osu.edu/orgdocs.

The university has long provided information about ongoing investigations and outcomes for registered student organizations in Sorority and Fraternity Life. We also maintain a list of organizations whose registration status was revoked as a result of violations of the Code of Student Conduct. Those efforts will continue.