Student Handbook: Bullying and Incivility

Category: Bullying Policies School: College of Charleston Statement Rating: Yellow Last updated: October 2, 2017

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Bullying is prohibited under the Code of Conduct and as such can be grounds for disciplinary action, up to and including suspension or expulsion. As defined in the Code, bullying is repeated and/or severe aggressive behavior likely to intimidate or intentionally hurt or diminish another person physically or mentally (that is not speech or conduct otherwise protected by the First Amendment).

The Office of Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education lists three types of bullying.

1. Verbal bullying is saying or writing mean things.
Verbal bullying includes: Teasing, Name-calling, Inappropriate sexual comments, Taunting …

An individual who believes a student has engaged in bullying behavior should report the behavior to the Office of the Dean of Students …

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