Verbal abuse is the use of obscene, profane, or
derogatory language that abuses or defames
another person. Harassment is any action,
verbal or nonverbal, that annoys or disturbs
another person or that causes another person
to be reasonably apprehensive or endangers
the health or safety of another person.
Harassment on the basis of race or color is a violation if the conduct creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work or educational environment, or interferes with an individual’s work or educational performance. Racial slurs or jokes and verbal or physical conduct motivated by an individual’s race or color are unacceptable in the University educational and work community.
Verbal harassment is verbal behavior, either in words or gestures, which dominates, controls, or does another person harm. Verbal harassment occurs when unwelcome speech or conduct is so severe, persistent, or pervasive that it interferes with an employee’s work performance or a resident’s ability to participate in or benefit from an educational activity or program, or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive working, living, or educational environment.
Sexual misconduct includes sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature directed towards another individual that does not rise to the level of sexual harassment but is unprofessional and inappropriate for the workplace or classroom.
Verbal harassment includes conduct such as epithets, insults and derogatory comments. Physical
harassment includes conduct such as assault, impeding or blocking movement or any physical
interference with normal work or movement. Visual forms of harassment include derogatory
posters, cartoons or drawings.
XVI. Personal Misconduct not on College Property
>e College may discipline a student for acts of personal misconduct that are not committed on
College property, if the misconduct undermines the security of the College community or the
integrity of the educational process, or where there exists a nexus with campus interests. Such
acts include, but are not limited to:
E. Verbal or Physical Harassment of a student, as defined in section X of this document.