Bullying is defined as the repeated, unreasonable actions of a person (or group of persons) directed towards another person or group of persons, which are intended to hurt, intimidate, degrade, humiliate, and/or undermine. Such actions create a risk to the health or safety of the University community. Bullying can take many forms, including, but not limited to, verbal (teasing, threats, naming-calling), social (spreading rumors, leaving people out on purpose), and physical (hitting, punching, shoving). Bullying can also occur through the Internet, mobile phones, and other digital technologies. Bullying behavior creates feelings of defenselessness, fear, and injustice and undermines a person’s right to dignity. The University strictly prohibits bullying. Anyone found to engage in bullying behavior may be subject to disciplinary action.