Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct: Responsibilities

Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

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Verbal abuse of another person, including the following:

a. An express or implied threat to:

1. Interfere with an individual’s personal safety, academic efforts, employment, or participation in university-sponsored activities and that under the circumstances causes the person to have a reasonable apprehension that such harm is about to occur; or

2. Injure that person, or damage his or her property; or

b. "Fighting words” that are spoken face-to-face as a personal insult to the listener or listeners in personally abusive language inherently likely to provoke a violent reaction by the listener or listeners to the speaker.