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Policy Against Discrimination, Harassment, and Related Interpersonal Violence: Harassment

  • Speech Code Rating
    Yellow
  • Speech Code Category
    Harassment Policies
  • Last Updated

Harassment is conduct against a person or persons based upon their legally protected class that adversely has the effect of:
i. unreasonably interfering with a person or person’s employment, educational benefits, academic grades or opportunities, or participation in University programs or activities; or

Regulations for Use of Property

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    Yellow
  • Speech Code Category
    Posting and Distribution Policies
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All materials posted including signs and banners shall clearly indicate the name of the sponsoring University Unit, student organization, or Employee Organization.

Policy Against Discrimination, Harassment, and Related Interpersonal Violence: Sexual Harassment Under Title IX

  • Speech Code Rating
    Green
  • Speech Code Category
    Harassment Policies
  • Last Updated

Sexual Harassment under Title IX is conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following: ...

UMatter at UMass: Bullying, Harassment and Violence

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    Yellow
  • Speech Code Category
    Bullying Policies
  • Last Updated

Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time.

UMatter at UMass: Acts of Bias and Hate

  • Speech Code Rating
    Green
  • Speech Code Category
    Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
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Act of Hate/Bias Incident: A bias incident is a hateful action taken against people or property that does not appear to constitute a crime or actionable discrimination, but which may intimidate, mock, degrade, or threaten a member or group.

UMass Amherst Information Technology: Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources Policy Interpretation Guidelines

  • Speech Code Rating
    Yellow
  • Speech Code Category
    Internet Usage Policies
  • Last Updated

It is a violation to send email that a reasonable person would consider harassment. Examples: Emailing people who have asked that you not email them and with whom you have no legitimate business need to email. Repeatedly emailing people with whom you have no pre-existing personal or professional relationship