Resident Handbook: Harassment

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HRE seeks to promote and support a community where all its members may live together free of harassment or bullying so severe and pervasive that its effect, whether intended or not intended, could be considered by a reasonable person in the shoes of a complainant and is in fact considered by the complainant as limiting their ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, or opportunities offered by the University.  Harassment or bullying that threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person within or related to the residential community is prohibited. Harassment or bullying may come in different forms, including but not limited to verbal, written, telephonic, electronic, physical, and/or any other type of statements or behavior, such as  epithets, slurs, physical harassment (e.g., assault, impeding or blocking movement, or any physical interference with normal work or movement), or visual forms of harassment. Harassment covers unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature. While romantic and/or social relationships between members of the University community may begin as consensual, they may evolve into situations that lead to charges of Sexual Harassment or Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and/or Stalking, subject to definition. Harassment and bullying do not include constitutionally protected activity or conduct that serves a legitimate purpose.

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