The Department of Housing & Residence Life seeks to create a community where everyone is valued, appreciated, and supported. Bullying is defined by the Department of Housing and Residence Life as any act or threat that submits a member of the community to physical or mental pain, discomfort, indignity, or humiliation. Additionally, this includes actions and behaviors that intimidate, coerce, degrade, abuse, badger, harm, or negatively impact another person. This definition includes but is not limited to sexual orientation, gender expression, sex, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, ability, size, religion, age, and veteran status. This policy also includes situations in which roommates use bullying tactics to intimidate their roommate. Students who exhibit bullying behavior toward another student will be held accountable through the Housing and Residence Life and NSU judicial processes.