University Statements on Student Harassment
Fall 2015 Syllabus Addendum
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Any student who feels she or he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact Dorothy J. Davis, Director of Health and Disability Services at (601) 877-6460 to discuss specific needs. Health and Disability Services is located in the Felix H. Dunn Health Services Center, 1000 ASU Drive, 779, Alcorn State, MS 39096. The Office of Health and Disability Services coordinates reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities.
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.
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).