A violation may include conduct by any means that is severe, pervasive, or persistent so as to create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment that would cause a reasonable person substantial emotional distress and undermine his or her ability to work, study, learn or participate in regular life activities or in the activities of the university, and actually does cause the person substantial emotional distress and undermines his or her ability to work, study, learn or participate in regular life activities or in the activities of the university. Harassing conduct may be verbal, written, visual, electronic or physical in nature, and include only one instance to be considered harassment.
Violations of this section include, but are 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 impending or blocking movement, leering or staring;
3. Unwelcome or inappropriate physical contact such as kissing, hugging, pinching, patting, groping;
4. Physical assault or stalking; or
5. Unwelcome or inappropriate sexual advances, flirtations, propositions, requests for sexual favors, comments, questions, epithets or demands.