Bullying, Threatening, and Other Disruptive Behavior Guidelines

Category: Bullying Policies School: New York University Statement Rating: Yellow Last updated: August 17, 2017

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Examples of disruptive behavior (collectively “Disruptive Behavior”) include, but are not limited to,
the following: …

Behaviors that, by virtue of their intensity and/or repetitiveness, interfere with the effective delivery of administrative programs or services, or create a foreseeable risk of material and substantial disruption of NYU’s programs or services, such as: persistently or obstructively talking, yelling, screaming, or making noises; speaking in an abusive or derogatory manner; maliciously or inappropriately mocking or ridiculing persons who provide or use/seek to use the program/service; or engaging in acts of physical aggression (e.g., causing or threatening injury, physical or verbal intimidation, damaging personal/University property, throwing items); or refusing to adhere to the established procedures associated with the delivery of such programs or services.

Behaviors that, by virtue of their intensity and/or repetitiveness, compromise the health, safety or well-being of an individual student or of the general University community, that interfere with the maintenance of public order on campus, or that disrupt the effective continuation of the academic/educational process for individual students or for the general University community by virtue of their severity, pervasiveness, or persistence, such as: a pattern of bullying, threatening, tormenting, mocking, defaming, intimidating, stalking, exploiting known psychological or physical vulnerabilities or impairments; actions that jeopardize another person’s mental, emotional, or physical well-being; acts of aggression (e.g., causing or threatening injury to one’s person or property, physical or verbal intimidation, damaging personal/University property); conduct that unreasonably interferes with a person’s academic or work performance; inciting or attempting to incite violence, harassment, or disruption by others; or behavior that compromises the ability of administrators to manage situations in accordance with their role and authority.

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