Members of an educational community should adhere to standards of civility and good taste that reflect mutual respect. A respectful environment is free of harassment, violence and verbal abuse. It is the policy of the University to maintain an educational environment free from harassment and intimidation. In an effort to foster an environment free from harassment and intimidation, Residence Life is
committed to responding appropriately to acts of racism, sexism, heterosexism, ageism, ableism and any other force that seeks to suppress another individual or group of individuals. When acts of harassment or intimidation occur in the residence hall environment, the Residence Life staff, in conjunction with the Residence Hall Council, may lead a floor or hall meeting to discuss the incident and
decide, as a community, appropriate steps that need to be taken to address the incident. Residents who are suspected to have engaged in harassment as defined in the Institutional Rules will be referred to the Dean of Students for possible disciplinary action.