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Student Conduct Policy


Harassment: Conduct (physical, verbal, graphic, written or electronic) that is (1) unwelcome; (2) discriminatory on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, or veteran status; (3) directed at an individual; and (4) so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that a reasonable person with the same characteristics of the victim would be adversely affected to a degree that interferes with his or her ability to participate in or to realize the intended benefits of an institutional activity, opportunity, or resource.

Cyberbullying and Social Media Abuse

Cyberbullying is the use of cell phone or other devices to send or post emails, text messages or images intended to harass (Student Conduct definition of Harassment) another person.

Sexual Harassment

Regardless of sexual gender, personal affiliation, and/or affiliation with the University, sexual harassment is defined as repeated unsolicited sexual advances, request for sexual favors or other verbal, visual or physical conduct or communication with sexual overtones deemed by the victim as harassment (Student Conduct definition of Harassment).