Abusive Language Definition

August 28, 2013

Accordingly, students shall not use abusive language in communicating with others. Abusive language is defined as language which
insults, taunts, or challenges another
under circumstances in which such
conduct is likely to provoke a violent
response. This language includes
epithets directed at an individual’s race, color, ethnic identity, religion, or sex, which are personally abusive,
degrading and insulting, rather than a communication of ideas or opinions, and/or which are used in a situation which presents an actual danger of a breach of peace.