Code of Student Behavior: Respect for the Protection and Rights of Others 13-14

Category: Harassment Policies School: North Dakota State University Statement Rating: Yellow

Relevant excerpt

Behavior in any form that involves an expressed or implied threat to interfere or that has the purpose or reasonably foreseeable effect of interfering with an individual’s personal safety, safety of property, academic efforts, employment or participation in university sponsored activities, and causes the person to have a reasonable apprehension that such harm is about to occur is prohibited.

The face-to-face use of “fighting words” is prohibited. Fighting words are personally abusive epithets that, when addressed to any person, are, as a matter of public knowledge, inherently likely to provoke immediate violent reaction whether or not the reaction occurs.

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