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Policies and Procedures: 3.02 Student Conduct Code

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    Harassment Policies
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Harassment: Repeated unwanted contact or communication by any means, behavior, or verbal abuse threatening to injure or endanger the health, safety, or welfare of oneself or another person is unacceptable.

Policies and Procedures: 13.02 Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Policy- Title IX Sexual Harassment

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    Harassment Policies
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Title IX Sexual Harassment is defined as conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following:

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Policies and Procedures: 3.02 Student Conduct Code

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    Internet Usage Policies
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Harassment via Technology: Use of electronic or other technology, without a valid purpose, to intentionally intimidate, embarrass, ridicule, or humiliate another person.

Policies and Procedures: 13.10 Freedom of Speech and Expression / First Amendment [Interim Revised Policy]*

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    Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
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Providing a forum for free speech or expression of ideas is a cherished and time-honored feature of university life. Persons must be able to express their ideas in a lawful manner without suppressing the right of freedom of expression of others.

Policies and Procedures: 13.02 Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Policy

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    Harassment Policies
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Discriminatory harassment constitutes a form of discrimination that is prohibited by University policy. Discriminatory harassment is defined as unwelcome conduct by any member or group of the community on the basis of actual or perceived membership in a class protected by policy or law.

Policies and Procedures: 14.04 Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources

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    Internet Usage Policies
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Key prohibitions include:

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Creating or forwarding anonymous, deceptive, fraudulent, or unwelcome electronic communications, such as chain letters or solicitations for business schemes.