Residence Life Handbook: Physical Harm/Harassment/Intentional or Threat of Bodily Harm/Emotional Abuse

William Paterson University

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Behaviors such as harassment, intimidation, or bullying which includes any single or series of, gesture[s], written, verbal or physical act[s], or electronic communication[s] that is reasonably perceived as being motivated by an actual or perceived characteristic, such as race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or a mental, physical or sensory disability, or by any other distinguishing characteristic, will not be allowed.

The harassment of staff, verbal or physical, will not be tolerated, nor will lewd, obscene, or indecent conduct. Any willful, intentional, and persistent act designed to annoy or cause an individual undue stress is not acceptable nor tolerated, and is subject to disciplinary action. Students who violate this policy may be removed from residence halls.