- Bullying, including any intentional electronic, written, verbal, or physical act or a series of acts of physical, social, or emotional domination that cause physical or emotional harm to another student or group of students. Bullying conduct may not only cause a negative effect on individuals targeted, but also on observers of said conduct. Bullying conduct is severe, persistent, or pervasive and has the effect of substantially interfering with a community member's education, employment, or full enjoyment of the University; creating a threatening or intimidating environment; or substantially disrupting the orderly operation of the University.
Coercion including any use of force, threats, manipulation, blackmail or extortion in order to persuade someone to do something.
Intimidation, including any verbal, written, or electronic threats of violence or other threatening behavior directed toward another person or group that reasonably leads the person(s) in the group to fear for her/his physical or emotional well-being, or significantly impacts a person's social engagement on campus.
Retaliation, including any actions, or attempted actions, that impose a hardship, loss of benefit, or a penalty on any student, faculty, or staff in response to filing or responding to a complaint of misbehavior, appearing as a witness in the investigation of a complaint, or serving as a conduct administrator or as a member of a disciplinary board.
Any form of harassment based on race or ethnicity, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, or genetic information, or that is in the context of intimate partner violence is a violation of the Equal Opportunity Policy – see policy below.