Campus residents are individually and collectively responsible for their behavior and are fully accountable for their actions. Residents must be aware of the differences that exist in the residential community in order to avoid actions that belittle other groups or individuals. Bigotry has no place within the East Carolina residential community, nor does the right to denigrate another individual on the basis of age, physical challenge, national origin, sexual orientation, race, political affiliation, gender, or religious affiliation. Verbal or written abuse, threats, intimidation, violence, or other forms of harassment against any member of the residential community will not be tolerated. Likewise, we will not accept ignorance, anger, alcohol, or substance abuse as an excuse, reason, or rationale for such behavior.