verbal abuse

By August 28, 2013

Harassment of any member of the university community, placing any person under mental
duress or causing any person to be in fear through verbal abuse (including repeated telephone
calls or electronic messages), bullying, intimidation including, but not limited to, violence or threat of
violence, or personal vilification, including when such actions are based on age, sex, race,
color, disability, religion, sexual orientation, or national/ethnic origin.

verbal abuse

By August 28, 2013

Verbal behavior that involves an expressed or implied threat to interfere with an individual’s personal
safety, academic efforts, employment, or participating in College-sponsored activities and which would
cause a reasonable person to have a reasonable apprehension that such harm is about to occur, or “fighting
words” that are spoken face-to-face as a personal insult to the listener or listeners in personally abusive
language inherently likely to provoke a violent reaction by the listener to the speaker is prohibited.

verbal abuse

By August 28, 2013

All Students Are Required To: … Refrain from abusive conduct, including physical abuse, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, stalking, coercion, and/or other conduct which threatens or endangers the physical or psychological health, safety, or welfare of one’s self, another individual or a group of individuals.

verbal abuse

By August 28, 2013

Misconduct for which students are subject to disciplinary action includes, but is not limited to: … Physical, mental, verbal abuse, or conduct, including, but not limited to abuses on the basis
of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, age and disability,
of any person on college premises or at college-sponsored or college-supervised functions,
which threatens or intimidates, or endangers the health or safety of any person.

verbal abuse

By August 28, 2013

Verbal abuse of another person, including the following:
1. An express or implied threat to:
1. Interfere with an individual’s personal safety, academic efforts, employment, or participation in university-sponsored activities and that under the circumstances causes the person to have a reasonable apprehension that such harm is about to occur; or
2. Injure that person, or damage his or her property; or
2. “Fighting words” that are spoken face-to-face as a personal insult to the listener or listeners in personally abusive language inherently likely to provoke a violent reaction by the listener or listeners to the speaker.

verbal abuse

By August 28, 2013

Behavior in any form that involves an expressed or implied threat to interfere or that has the purpose or reasonably foreseeable effect of interfering with an individual’s personal safety, safety of property, academic efforts, employment or participation in university sponsored activities, and causes the person to have a reasonable apprehension that such harm is about to occur is prohibited.

verbal abuse

By August 28, 2013

You are expected to treat all persons with respect and dignity.
You are not permitted to physically or verbally assault any resident
including yourself. This includes sexual assault, harassment
and/or threats. Slurs regarding a person’s racial, ethnic, or sexual
orientation are considered verbal abuse. All forms of physical or
verbal abuse are prohibited, including over the phone or via the
internet.

verbal abuse

By August 28, 2013

Verbal abuse of another person, including the following:
a. An express or implied threat to:
(1) Interfere with an individual’s personal safety, academic efforts, employment,
or participation in university-sponsored activities and that under the
circumstances causes the person to have a reasonable apprehension that
such harm is about to occur; or
(2) Injure that person, or damage his or her property; or
b. “Fighting words” that are spoken face-to-face as a personal insult to the listener
or listeners in personally abusive language inherently likely to provoke a violent
reaction by the listener or listeners to the speaker.

Verbal Abuse

By August 28, 2013

L. Conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person, including but not
limited to students, college officials, faculty, residence hall staff (which includes Resident
Directors, Resident Assistants, and custodial staff), and University Police Officers. Mese
behaviors include, but are not limited to:
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1. Assault,
2. Physical abuse,
3. Verbal abuse,
4. Mreats,
5. Intimidation,
6. Harassment,
7. Coercion,
8. Sexual Assault/Misconduct/Rape.

Verbal abuse

By August 28, 2013

The following acts are prohibited, and any student found to have committed, to have attempted to commit, to have willfully aided or abetted, or to have been complicit in any of the following acts of misconduct is subject to the sanctions hereafter described in this chapter.

[…]

Sexual Verbal Abuse: Using
language that is sexual in nature and
unwanted on the part of another person.
Examples include but are not limited to
phone calls or use of written and/or verbal
communication that are intimidating,
threatening, or obscene in nature.

Verbal Abuse

By August 28, 2013

The Deans of the College or the Student Conduct Review Board may assess whether a verbal action constitutes an abuse serious enough to warrant disciplinary action. With the understanding that speech includes both oral and written forms of communication, the following definitions will serve as guidelines:

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3. Verbal harassment: a pattern of behavior entailing at least two instances of insulting and vituperative speech directed at a particular person and in the presence of that person, that may reasonably be foreseen to interfere with that person’s freedom of action or expression or cause significant mental or emotional harm.

4. Assaultive speech: speech intended to insult and provoke, employing vituperative obscenity or abusive epithets, directed at a particular person and made in that person’s presence, without reasonable provocation, that may reasonably be foreseen to interfere with that person’s education, inhibit that person’s freedom of action or expression or cause significant mental or emotional harm.