Guide to Residential Life Handbook: Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying, Verbal Abuse 13-14

Category: Harassment Policies School: California State University – Sacramento Statement Rating: Red

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Harassment, intimidation, bullying and verbal abuse can take many forms including but not limited to: slurs, rumors, jokes, innuendos, demeaning, vulgar and abusive comments, drawing cartoons, pranks, gestures, physical attacks, threats, or other written, oral, or physical actions. This policy is not intended to prohibit expression of religious, philosophical, or political views, provided that such expression does not substantially disrupt the community or educational environment.

It can also include:

* Verbal, non-verbal, or physical abuse
* Exclusion based upon personal or group differences
* Intimidation or humiliation based on personal or group differences
* Abusive language, threats of any kind — real, false, implied, or perceived — against a person or property or similar acts of bigotry, racism, sexism or discrimination
* Jokes, comments, gossip or graffiti that perpetuate personal or group myths, fallacies, prejudices or stereotypes
* Any subtle or direct references, based on race, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, national origin or religion, which demeans
excludes, intimidates, or adversely affects an individual or group
* Unsolicited e-mail or telephone calls which contain abusive language or threats, cause discomfort, or are derogatory or sexual in nature
* Unsolicited, deliberate or repeated sexually derogatory statements, or gestures or physical contact which are objectionable to the recipient and which cause discomfort or humiliation
* Pressure from a person of either sex against a person of the opposite or same sex
* Unwelcome sexual behavior or words including demands for sexual favors accompanied by implied or overt threats concerning an individual’s educational or employment status

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