Office of Community Standards and Student Conduct: Code of Conduct

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All hostile, threatening, or intimidating behavior that by its very nature would be interpreted by a reasonable person to threaten or endanger the health, safety or well being of any person is contradictory to the University’s mission and therefore not acceptable. Examples of such behavior may include, but are not limited to:

  • Harassment. The University defines harassment as: Harassment is conduct that has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual’s work or educational performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or educational environment. Such conduct may constitute harassment even if done under the guise of humor.  Conduct over social media that rises to this level is prohibited. Harassment, as defined above, is not protected by the First Amendment.
  • Any form of harassment, including, stalking, sexual harassment or harassment based on perceived or actual identities.

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