Student Code of Conduct: Proscribed Conduct- Harassment

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A “Hostile Environment” is created if conduct is so severe, pervasive, or persistent that it creates an environment that would cause a reasonable person substantial emotional distress and undermine their ability to work, study, learn, or otherwise participate in University programs or services, and actually does cause the harassed person(s) these difficulties.

Harassment is unwelcome conduct (verbal, written, visual, physical, or electronic) that is so severe, pervasive, and offensive, it substantially interferes with the ability of an individual to work, learn, live, participate in, or benefit from the services, activities, or privileges provided by the University. Discriminatory Harassment is unwelcome conduct (verbal, written, visual, physical, or electronic) against another individual based upon a protected category that is so severe, pervasive, and offensive, it substantially interferes with the ability of an individual to work, learn, live, participate in, or benefit from the services, activities, or privileges provided by the University.

Harassment may include but is not limited to:

1. Verbal abuse or hostile behavior such as insulting, name calling, teasing, mocking, degrading or ridiculing another person or group (this may include comments distributed via, or published on, the internet);
2. Conduct that is physically offensive, harmful, threatening or humiliating such as impeding or blocking movement, leering or staring;
3. Unwelcome or inappropriate physical contact such as kissing, hugging, pinching, patting, groping; or
4. Physical assault or stalking;

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