Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct: Personal Misconduct 12-13

Category: Harassment Policies, Statement School: Indiana University – Purdue University Columbus Statement Rating: Yellow

Relevant excerpt

Verbal abuse of another person, including the following:
A. An express or implied threat to:
a. Interfere with an individual’s personal safety, academic efforts, employment, or
participation in university-sponsored activities and that under the circumstances causes
the person to have a reasonable apprehension that such harm is about to occur; or
b. Injure that person, or damage his or her property; or
B. "Fighting words" that are spoken face-to-face as a personal insult to the listener or listeners in
personally abusive language inherently likely to provoke a violent reaction by the listener or
listeners to the speaker.

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