RAM Student Handbook: Judicial Code- General Student Conduct Code Regulations 12-13

Category: Harassment Policies, Statement School: Framingham State University Statement Rating: Yellow

Relevant excerpt

Harassment and/or abusive behavior toward persons. This includes, but is
not limited to:
a. Intimidation, invasion of privacy, verbal abuse, or any conduct constituting harassment, abuse or threats to the well-being of a person or group, including but not limited to communication via electronic means.
b. Harassment and/or intimidation of persons involved in a campus
disciplinary hearing, and of persons of authority who are in the
process of discharging their responsibilities.
c. The use of "fighting words" to harass any person is prohibited.
"Fighting words" are those personally abusive epithets which, when
directly addressed to any ordinary person, in the context used and as
a matter of common knowledge, are inherently likely to provoke an
immediate violent reaction, whether or not they actually do so. Such
words include, but are not limited to those terms widely recognized
to be derogatory references to race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, disability, and other personal characteristics.

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