Code of Student Conduct: Rules and Regulations

Category: Harassment Policies School: Western Carolina University Statement Rating: Green Last updated: September 10, 2018

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Harassment – unlawful speech or conduct that is unwelcome or unsolicited based upon race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, political affiliation, or veteran status that creates a hostile environment for Students, or denies or limits a Student’s ability to participate in or to receive benefits, services, or opportunities in the University’s programs, or interferes with an employee’s work performance. (University Policy 10, University Policy 53, and UNC Board of Governors Policy Manual 700.4.2).

Harm to Person – causing physical harm or injury to another person without their Consent and/or causing physical harm or injury to oneself. The explicit threat of a physical violent act against another or oneself.

Lewd or Indecent Conduct – behavior constituting unlawful Sexual Harassment that a reasonable person would consider to be especially offensive or obscene in nature. Examples include, but are not limited to, defecating/urinating in public, performing consensual sexual acts in public, streaking, watching pornography in a public location, etc.

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