Student Handbook: Student Code of Conduct- Proscribed Conduct 13-14

Category: Bullying Policies School: William Paterson University Statement Rating: Yellow

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Assault, physical abuse, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, stalking, bullying, cyber bullying, coercion and/or other conduct that threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person.

Harassment, intimidation, or bullying which includes any, single or series of, gesture[s], written, verbal or physical act[s], or electronic communication[s] that is reasonably perceived as being motivated by an actual or perceived characteristic, such as race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or a mental, physical or sensory disability, or by any other distinguishing characteristic, and that a reasonable person should have known will have the effect of: 1. Physically or emotionally harming a student, damaging the student’s property, or placing a student in reasonable fear of such harm, or 2. insulting or demeaning any student or group of students in such a way as to cause disruption in or interference with, the orderly operation of the University, or 3. creating a hostile educational environment for the student by severely and pervasively infringing on the rights of the student and interfering with a student’s education or causing physical or emotional harm to the student 4. Such action is prohibited whether it takes place on or off University property or substantially disrupts or interferes with the orderly operation of any function sponsored by the University.

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