2.4. Harassment, Threats, Bullying or Intimidation: Directing action toward a particular individual or group in a manner which is unwelcome, and under the totality of the circumstances, is so severe or pervasive, and objectively offensive that it undermines and/or detracts from the target individual's academic pursuits, participation in University-sponsored activities, or employment, effectively denying equal access to University resources and opportunities.
2.4.2. East Carolina University will also enforce the University of North Carolina System Policy 700.4.2, which states:
126.96.36.199 While on University premises or while participating in University sponsored activities, acting or in a way to unlawfully threaten, coerce, harass or intimidate another person or identifiable group of persons; or acting or speaking in a manner that is a violation of a constitutionally valid University Policy prohibiting harassment and/or discrimination on the basis of a protected class, including: race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender-identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, political affiliation, or veteran status (including relationship or association with a protected veteran; or Active Duty or National Guard service).
188.8.131.52. No student shall engage in unlawful harassment resulting in an environment determined to be hostile by a reasonable person. Unlawful harassment includes conduct that creates a hostile environment by meeting the following criteria. It is:
a. Directed toward a particular person or persons;
b. Based in whole or in part upon any of the following protected statuses: disability, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, age, sex, gender identity, color, veteran status (including relationship or association with a protected veteran; or Active Duty or National Guard service), gender identity, political affiliation, national origin, or religion;
d. Severe or pervasive;
e. Objectively offensive; and
f. So unreasonably interferes with the target person's employment, academic pursuits, or participation in University-sponsored activities as to effectively deny equal access to the University's resources and opportunities.