Any severe, pervasive, or persistent act or conduct, whether physical, cyber/electronic, or verbal, that can reasonably be expected to inflict fear, to intimidate, to incite violence, or to force someone to do something against his/her will or self-interest.
Harassment and/or bullying may include, but is not limited to, any act that may:
- Place an individual in reasonable fear of physical harm;
- Cause a substantial and foreseeable detrimental effect on an individual’s physical or mental health;
- Substantially interfere with an individual’s ability to participate in or benefit from the University’s education and/or co-curricular programs;
- Create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment that interferes with an individual’s work or academic pursuit.