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Bias-Related Incident Response

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    Yellow
  • Speech Code Category
    Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
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A bias-related incident is characterized as a behavior or act—verbal, written, or physical—which is personally directed against or targets an individual or group based on perceived or actual characteristics such as race, color, religious belief, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression,

Standards of Student Conduct: Student Code of Conduct

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    Yellow
  • Speech Code Category
    Other Speech Codes
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Possible violations of University standards or policies include: ... Behavior that negatively impacts the normal pursuit of academic, administrative, extracurricular or personal activities, or that violates any University policies or rules.

Standards of Student Conduct: Student Code of Conduct

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    Yellow
  • Speech Code Category
    Harassment Policies
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Harassment consists of any unwanted conduct that is intended to cause, or could reasonably be expected to cause, an individual or group to feel intimidated, demeaned or abused, or to fear or have concern for their personal safety— where this conduct could reasonably be regarded as so severe, persistent, or pervasive

Standards of Student Conduct: Student Policy Against Harassment and Discrimination

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    Yellow
  • Speech Code Category
    Harassment Policies
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Harassment is a form of discrimination which involves (1) unwelcome verbal, written, physical, or electronic conduct, (2) that is intended to cause or which could reasonably be expected to cause an individual or group to feel intimidated, demeaned, abused, or fearful, or to have concern for their personal safety, (3

Acceptable Use Policy

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    Yellow
  • Speech Code Category
    Internet Usage Policies
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Use e-mail, social networking sites or tools (http://tech.rochester.edu/security/social-media/),or messaging services in violation of laws or regulations or to harass or intimidate another person, for example, by broadcasting unsolicited messages, by repeatedly sending unwanted mail, or by using someone else’s name

Standards of Student Conduct: Student Sexual Misconduct Policy

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    Yellow
  • Speech Code Category
    Harassment Policies
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Sexual Harassment is (1) any unwanted verbal, visual, written, electronic or physical conduct, of a sexual nature (2) that is intended to cause or could reasonably be expected to cause an individual or group to feel intimidated, demeaned, abused or fearful or have concern for their personal safety (3) because of the