Code of Student Community Standards: Verbal Abuse of another Person

Category: Harassment Policies School: Ferris State University Statement Rating: Yellow Last updated: February 14, 2017

Relevant excerpt

Speech which materially and substantially disrupts the operation of the University or infringes on the rights of others, including the following:

a. An expressed or implied threat to:

i. Interfere with an individual’s personal safety, academic efforts, employment or participation in University sponsored activities; or

ii. Injure that person or damage his or her property and, under the circumstances, causes the person to have reasonable apprehension that such harm is about to occur; or,

iii. Cause harm to the community

b. In limited circumstances, inflammatory speech, spoken or written inflammatory communication which is inherently likely to provoke a violent reaction by the listener or listeners toward the speaker may be prohibited.

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