Collin's Law (Ohio Senate Bill 126) is in honor of Collin Wiant, an 18-year-old man who died in a hazing incident in 2018. The bill requires each public and private institution of higher education in Ohio to adopt an anti-hazing policy.
Among the changes, colleges are required to document efforts taken on campus to reduce hazing as well as reporting on incidents on campus.
Incidents of hazing should be reported to Matthew Smith, PhD, Assistant Dean, Student Affairs by email or phone at 216.421.7495.
January 1, 2023 Report
In the Fall semester of 2023, CIA’s Office of Student Life led a hazing prevention workshop for all student organizations on campus, communicated hazing prevention information to the community via posters throughout campus and emails to the entire CIA community. These methods assisted in defining hazing while explaining the process for reporting incidents. Lastly, we did an online training for student organization advisors which included a quiz at the end of the seminar.
There were no incidents of hazing reported to the Assistant Dean of Students office between January 1 and August 1 2023.