Community Standards Process and Procedures: Prohibited Behavior- Harming Behavior

College of the Holy Cross

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Includes, but is not limited to, the true threat of, or actual, physical assault or abuse and also includes harassing behavior. Harassing behavior is the severe or repeated use of a written, verbal, or electronic expression, or a physical act or gesture, or any combination thereof, directed at another individual that has the effect of: causing physical or emotional harm to the individual or damage to the individual’s property; placing the individual in reasonable fear of harm to the individual and/or the individual’s property; or infringing on the rights of other College community members to fully participate in the programs, activities, and mission of the College. In determining whether an act constitutes harassing behavior, the College will consider the full context of the behavior(s), giving due consideration to the protection of College climate, institutional standards regarding speech rights, academic freedom and advocacy. Not every act that might be offensive to an individual or a group constitutes harassing behavior and/or a violation.