1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Penal
  4. Part 3: Specific Offenses
  5. Title H: Offenses Against the Person Involving Physical Injury, Sexual Conduct, Restraint and Intimidation
  6. Article 120: Assault and Related Offenses


Section 120.16 Hazing in the first degree

Penal (PEN)

  A person is guilty of hazing in the first degree when, in the course of another person's initiation into or affiliation with any organization, he intentionally or recklessly engages in conduct, including, but not limited to, making physical contact with or requiring physical activity of such other person, which creates a substantial risk of physical injury to such other person or a third person and thereby causes such injury.

  Hazing in the first degree is a class A misdemeanor.