Student Handbook: Community Standards Violations

Relevant excerpt

2.7.1 Abusive Behavior Any act, including verbal or written communications that intimidates, coerces, threatens, or significantly disrupts the health, safety or well-being of any person.

2.7.18 Harassment Any unwelcome, unsolicited, and offensive conduct that injures, degrades, shows hostility, or disrupts from the formation of an inclusive environment directed toward a person or group of people because of sex, gender, gender identity and expression, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, veteran status, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other protected classification.

2.7.20 Inappropriate Conduct Behavior that fails to uphold the University’s mission, values, objectives and responsibilities; behavior that fails to model good citizenship.

2.7.21 Indecent Conduct Sexually explicit, graphic, abusive, degrading, intimidating, or offensive jokes, comments, remarks, gestures, and acts. Engaging in sexual acts in a residence hall/apartment while others are present will be a violation under this community standard.

2.7.26 Sexual or Gender-Based Harassment Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature if … such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s educational performance, i.e., it is sufficiently serious, persistent or pervasive that it creates an intimidating, hostile, offensive, or abusive environment for that individual’s education, living environment, employment, or participation in a University-related activity under both an objective and subjective standard.

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