Policies at TCNJ: The College of New Jersey Student Conduct Code

Relevant excerpt

“Hostile Environment” is defined as an environment that, through one or more incidents of harassing conduct (e.g., physical, verbal, graphic or written) based on a person’s Protected Category becomes sufficiently severe, pervasive or persistent so as to interfere with or limit the ability of a reasonable individual to participate in or benefit from a College program or activity

Bullying, Intimidation, andHarassment
i. Engaging in conduct, including any gesture, written, verbal or physical act, or any electronic Communication (which includes e-mails, text messages, and Internet postings on web-sites or other social media), that is so severe or pervasive and objectively offensive that it substantially disrupts or interferes with the orderly operation of the College or the rights of any Student or other member of the College community; and that:
a. involves intimidation or threats to another person’s safety, rights of personal privacy and property, academic pursuits, College employment, or participation in activities sponsored by the College or organizations or groups related to the College; or
b. a reasonable person should know, under the circumstances, will have the effect of insulting or demeaning any person or group; or
c. creates an intimidating or Hostile Environment by substantially interfering with another Student’s education, or by materially impairing the academic pursuits, employment or participation of any person or group in the College community, or by severely or pervasively causing physical or emotional Harm to the Student or other member of the College community; or
d. a reasonable person should know, under the circumstances, will have the effect of physically or emotionally Harming a Student or other person or damaging the person’s property or placing the person in reasonable fear of physical or emotional Harm to their person, or to any member of that person’s family or household, or of damage to their property

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