Student Handbook: Student Code of Conduct 13-14

Category: Uncategorized School: Bridgewater State University Statement Rating: Yellow

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“Gender-Based Harassment” means acts of verbal, nonverbal, or physical aggression, intimidation, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or hostility based on gender or gender-based harassment. Gender-based harassment can occur if students are harassed either for exhibiting what is perceived as a stereotypical characteristic of their sex, or for failing to conform to stereotypical notions of masculinity or femininity. In order to constitute harassment, the conduct must be such that it has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s academic performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, demeaning or offensive living or learning environment.

“Harassment” means the severe or repeated use by one or more students of a written, verbal, or electronic expression, or a physical act or gesture, or any combination thereof, directed at another individual that has the effect of: causing physical or emotional harm to the other student or damage to the other student’s property; placing the other student in reasonable fear of harm to him/herself or damage to his/her property; creating a hostile environment at school for the other student; infringing on the rights of other students on campus; materially and substantially altering the education process or the orderly operation of the University.

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