Living on Campus Handbook: “Fighting Words” is Harassment in the University Community 12-13

Category: Harassment Policies, Statement School: Millersville University of Pennsylvania Statement Rating: Yellow

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This policy prohibits the face-to-face use of "fighting words" by
a student, faculty member, or staff member to harass any person
or persons on the University campus or other property under
University control. "Fighting words" are those personally abusive
epithets which, when directly addressed to any ordinary person, in the context used as a matter of common knowledge, are
inherently likely to provoke an immediate and violent reaction,
whether or not they actually do so. Such expressions include, but
are not limited to, those terms or gestures widely recognized to
be derogatory references to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual
orientation, disability, and other personal characteristics.

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