This category includes, but is not limited to, expression based on such characteristics
as race, ethnic group, religious belief, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or age. Depending on
the circumstances, such expression may be punished where, from the standpoint of a reasonable
person, they (a) are addressed directly to an individual or several individuals; (b) insult, stigmatize, or intimidate the individual or individuals; and (c) indicate on the part of the speaker or speakers grave disrespect and an intent to demean the individual or individuals. Such harassment, even though purely verbal or symbolic, is contrary to the pursuit of inquiry and education and is considered to violate the balance of rights on which the University is based.