Personal abuse / harassment definition

August 28, 2013

a) Physical harm or threat of physical harm against others or through direct
verbal or written abuse, threats, intimidation, coercion or other conduct that
endangers the health, safety, or wellbeing of others. .
b) Harassment, defined as conduct, including electronic or written
communication, which is so severe or sufficiently persistent or pervasive that
it undermines the roles of faculty and staff or so detracts from the impacted
student’s educational experience that a reasonable person with the same
characteristics of the victim of the harassing conduct would be adversely
affected to a degree that interferes with his or her ability to participate in, or
realize the intended benefits of, employment, a University activity or resource.