[T]he University community holds itself to certain
standards of conduct more stringent than those mandated by
law. Thus, even if not illegal, acts are prohibited under this
policy if they: … Harass any University community member(s) on the basis
of age, color, gender, gender identity, disability status,
height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion,
race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or weight.
Students will not engage in any form of harassment, intimidation, threat, or abuse (whether verbal or written, physical or psychological, direct or implied) which is intended for a specific member or group within the community. This includes (but is not limited to) harassment in person, via telephone or voicemail, postal mail, forms of electronic communication (e.g. email, Facebook, other web communities), or having someone else do so on your behalf. Such behavior or actions, whether done intentionally or with reckless disregard, are not permitted in the residence halls. “It was just a joke” or “I was intoxicated” are not acceptable excuses. Students are responsible for their behavior and that of their guest(s) at all times.