Policy Manual

Harassment

Harassment, is any verbal or physical conduct, on or off campus, which has the intent or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's or group's educational or work performance or which creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational or work environment. Harassment on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or age includes harassment of an individual in terms of a stereotyped group characteristic, or because of that person's identification with a particular group. With reference to sexual harassment, the definition shall also include unwelcome sexual advances and requests for sexual favors that might be perceived as explicitly or implicitly affecting educational or employment decisions concerning an individual. It is forbidden to use e-mail or other computer communications resources to harass, offend, or annoy other users, including impeding their computing systems, software, or data.

Examples of harassing computer behavior include:

  • Sending unwanted and/or offensive e-mail or messages may constitute harassment and is in violation of the intended use of the system.
  • Using inappropriate language. Profanity or obscenity will not be tolerated on the campus network. Each authorized user should use language appropriate for the intended recipient.
  • Avoid offensive or inflammatory speech. Personal attacks are an unacceptable use of the network.