Student Handbook: Harassment Policy- Definition of Harassment and Notice of Non-Discrimination

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To be a violation of the University Code of Conduct, conduct must rise to the level of Harassment. Harassment is defined as (A) Unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies the Complainant equal access to the University’s education program or activity…

The university reserves the right to provide complainants with supportive measures, or offer voluntary educational programming on campus in response to conduct that does not rise to the level of a policy violation.

The University also recognizes the fundamental importance of the open and free exchange of ideas and opinion. It recognizes that conflicts may arise between individuals’ desire to express their opinions and the right of individuals to be free from harassment. The University also recognizes that every act that might be offensive to an individual or a group is not necessarily a violation of the law or of this policy.

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