Timothy J. Piazza Anti-Hazing Law
University Policies and Procedures
On October 19, 2018, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed into law the "Timothy J. Piazza Anti-Hazing Law". This law defines hazing, sets forth different grades of the offense and related penalties, describes institutional enforcement and report requirements, and provides a safe harbor provision.
DeSales University makes every effort to investigate and address reported allegations of hazing. In accordance with a provision in this newly adopted Pennsylvania State Law, DeSales University has no reported incidents classified as hazing for the time period of January 2014 through July 2019.
If you or anyone you know has or is experiencing any form of hazing, please contact DeSales University Police Department at 610-282-1102.
To view the Pennsylvania State Law, Act No. 2018-80, S.B. 1090 see:
To view an overview of the law: