What is Harassment?

August 28, 2013

When attitudes or opinions are
expressed in words, e-mail, or behavior
and constitute a threat, intimidation,
verbal attack, or physical assault,
it is harassment, which is prohibited
at Tufts and may result in disciplinary
consequences. Characterizing behavior
as a prank or practical joke does
not change its harassing nature if the
subject of the joke is not a willing or
active participant. Phone calls that
individuals have stated are unwanted,
misuse of message boards, e-mail
messages, and other behaviors calculated
to annoy, embarrass, or distress
are harassing behavior and are prohibited.