University of Northwestern Ohio

UNOH Hazing Prevention & Awareness


In July 2021, the Ohio State Senate passed Senate Bill 126, also known as “Collin's Law”, in response to tragedies related to hazing on college campuses in the state of Ohio. Senate Bill 126 became effective on October 7, 2021.


The law is named for Collin Wiant, a freshman student at Ohio University who died in 2018 after a hazing incident. Collin’s parents worked with Ohio lawmakers to pass anti-hazing legislation shortly after their son’s death. While initial legislative efforts failed in late 2020, another hazing-related tragedy revived the issue in Spring 2021. The added pressure resulted in unanimous approval from both the Ohio House and Senate.  Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed Senate Bill 126 into law on July 6, 2021.

What This Means

The University of Northwestern Ohio is required, as an institution of Higher Education in Ohio, to comply with Collin’s Law.  While UNOH has had anti-hazing policies in place for many years, these policies and procedures have been revised to match the requirements of Senate Bill 126.

Compliance under Collin’s Law includes that prevention training must be provided to students, employees, and volunteers that participate in, advise, or coach an organization recognized by or operating under the sanction of an institution and who have direct contact with students. “Student organization” includes but is not limited to: clubs, organizations, national honor societies, athletic teams, and club or intramural sports.


For returning students, training will be provided via Vector Solutions beginning Summer 2023.

For new, incoming students, Vector Solutions training will be available 12 weeks before classes begin in a particular term.  All incoming students must complete the training module before their first day of classes.

For employees, training will be offered beginning August 2023.

Student organizations and Athletic staff will be responsible for communicating the training requirements to all volunteers (local and national advisors, community liaisons, etc.) who work with the student organization. Individuals must complete training prior to volunteering with the organization.  

Please note, students must complete the Anti-Hazing training prior to joining, participating, or continuing to participate in any student organization. Student organizations are required to verify that their members, or potential members, have completed the required training.


UNOH’s Anti-Hazing Prevention & Awareness Policy can be found in the Student Handbook and online.  

Hazing Violations Report

The University of Northwestern Ohio is dedicated to promoting a safe and healthy campus environment for its students, faculty, staff, and visitors. In addition, the University of Northwestern Ohio is committed to promoting an environment that fosters respect for the dignity and rights of all its community members. The University will not tolerate hazing activities by any individuals, groups, teams, or recognized student organizations.

In addition to the University policy, state law requires universities to report violations of the University’s hazing policy for the last five years.

Questions or concerns may be directed to the Student Success Department by calling 419-998-8404 or emailing

Understanding the Report

Key Terms

Student Organizations and Individuals – Student organizations and Individuals can both be found responsible for violations of the University’s hazing policy. The report includes student organizations and/or individuals found responsible for violating the University’s hazing policy.

Date of Report – Date the report was submitted.

Date of Incident – Date the hazing incident occurred.

Description of Violation – Summary of hazing policy violation for which the student organizations and/or individual was found responsible.

Date Charged – Date a student organization and/or individual was charged with a hazing policy violation.

Violations – Name of the policy the student organization and/or individual violated

Sanctions – Sanctions imposed on the student organization and or/individual

Resolution Date – Date a student organization’s and/or individual’s case was resolved 

Last updated: 8/1/2023

No groups, teams or organizations were found in violation.

No groups, teams or organizations were found in violation.

No groups, teams or organizations were found in violation.

No groups, teams or organizations were found in violation.

No groups, teams or organizations were found in violation.