Respecting the dignity of every person is essential for creating and sustaining a flourishing university community. Accordingly, it is important that all students understand and appreciate how their decisions and actions impact others and that they are just and equitable in their treatment of all members of the community. This includes acting to discourage and challenge those whose actions may be harmful to and/or diminish the worth of others. Conduct that violates this value includes, but is not limited to:
1. Bullying: Engaging in repeated and/or severe, aggressive behavior likely to intimidate or intentionally hurt, control or diminish another person, physically or mentally, that is not speech or conduct otherwise protected by the First Amendment.