Given the cultural diversity which is characteristic of the Northeastern community, we need to be alert to the fact that
behaviors are perceived differently by individuals from different cultural backgrounds. What is intimidating, hostile, or
offensive to persons from one group, is not perceived in that way by others.
No student shall be involved in disorderly or obscene conduct. Such conduct includes, but is not limited to: fighting, creating a disturbance, obscene language, verbal or physical harassment, making excessive noise. Disorderly or obscene conduct on campus, at any UMW-sponsored event, or while operating or traveling in any Mary Washington or state-owned vehicle, should be reported to the Office of Judicial Affairs and Community Responsibility, or, in urgent situations, to University Police.
The university shall seek to: […] establish and nurture an environment that actively acknowledges and values diversity and is free from racism, sexism, and other forms of prejudice, intolerance or harassment, for men and women, faculty, staff and students from varying racial, religious, and ethnic backgrounds, and of varying sexual orientations, as well as people with disabilities….