The Senate Higher Education Committee advanced legislation Thursday that would make a student ineligible for state financial aid upon a conviction for hazing.
Sen. Troy Singleton, D-7th District, sponsored the legislation.
“For too long, hazing has been used as a rite of passage into college fraternities and sororities,” Singleton said in a statement. “It is dangerous, it is irresponsible, and tragically, it is sometimes deadly. However, as a member of a Greek organization, I am saying ‘enough is enough.’
Senate Bill 3039, heads to the full Senate for further consideration.