Student Handbook: Student Code of Conduct- Proscribed Conduct

William Paterson University

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K. Abuse and/or Bodily Harm


2. Threats, intimidation, harassment or verbal abuse.
3. Bullying, stalking or cyber-bullying.


L. Bias related 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, and that a reasonable person should have known will have the effect of:

  • Physically or emotionally harming a student, damaging the student's property, or placing a student in reasonable fear of such harm, or
  • Insulting or demeaning any student or group of students in such a way as to cause disruption in or interference with the orderly operation of the University, or
  • Creating a hostile educational environment for the student by severely and pervasively infringing on the rights of the student and interfering with a student’s education or causing physical or emotional harm to the student.