Division of University Housing: Student/Community Expectations- Harassment 13-14

Category: Harassment Policies School: University of Wisconsin – Madison Statement Rating: Yellow

Relevant excerpt

“Harassment” is defined as verbal threats, intimidation, or conduct which: tend to cause or incite a breach of the peace; or are severe or pervasive enough to substantially interfere with a reasonable student’s educational performance, opportunities or benefits, or mental, emotional or physical well-being and which actually do so interfere. The presentation of any idea, regardless of the ideas’ nature or perceived value, may not be considered harassment unless it is accompanied with verbal threats, intimidation, or conduct as previously defined.

Behaviors and actions exhibited via electronic media including email, text messaging or social networking websites (e.g. Facebook or Twitter) may be in violation of the harassment policy or fit the definition of a bias incident.

Harassing someone will likely lead to dismissal from University Housing

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