Student Handbook: Student Conduct Code – Harassment

Relevant excerpt

Discriminatory Harassment of a Non-Sexual Nature includes electronic, verbal, physical, or graphic conduct that denigrates or shows hostility or aversion toward a targeted student on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age, religion, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable local, state, or federal law that is so severe, persistent, or pervasive:

  • Has the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational experience; or
  • Has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with a student’s academic performance.

Examples of discriminatory harassment include, but are not limited to, verbal acts (epithets, slurs, negative stereotyping, comments on physical appearance), physical acts (offensive touching, physical assault, interference with movement, intimidation, damaging property), or graphic acts (posters, cartoons, drawings, graffiti, defacing property, reading materials, computer graphics, or electronic media) that meet the above criteria and serve no scholarly purpose appropriate to the academic context.

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