Student Code of Conduct: Harmful Behavior

Category: Harassment Policies School: Ohio University Statement Rating: Green Last updated: September 12, 2018

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6. Harmful Behavior

a. Physical harm or threat of physical harm to any person.

b. Harassment: Unwelcome conduct (including written or electronic communication) that is so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it substantially interferes with the ability of a person to work, learn, live or participate in, or benefit from the services, activities, or privileges provided by the University. In no event shall this provision be used to discipline a student for speech protected by the First Amendment of the United States.

c. Discrimination: Unwelcome conduct (including written or electronic communication) against another individual that is based upon an individual protected category (as defined in Ohio University Policy 40.001) that is so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it substantially interferes with the ability of a person to work, learn, live or participate in, or benefit from services, activities, or privileges provided by the University. In no event shall this provision be used to discipline a student for speech protected by the First Amendment of the United States.

d. Reckless but not accidental action that poses a reasonable risk of physical harm to others.

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