Division of University Housing: Student/Community Expectations- Harassment

Category: Harassment Policies School: University of Wisconsin – Madison Statement Rating: Green Last updated: April 11, 2018

Relevant excerpt

“Harassment” is defined as conduct that is so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive, and that so undermines and detracts from the victim’s educational experience, that the victim-student is effectively denied equal access to educational resources and opportunities. The presentation of any idea, regardless of the ideas’ nature or perceived value, may not be considered harassment unless it is accompanied with verbal threats, intimidation, or conduct as previously defined.

Behaviors and actions exhibited via electronic media including email, text messaging or social networking websites (e.g. Facebook or Twitter) may be in violation of the harassment policy if they meet the standard set forth above.

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