Other Physical or Mental Abuse or Harm

  1. Harassment. Subjecting a person to physical contact or directing language or a gesture that is abusive or obscene toward a person, with the intent to harass. Harassment may be committed against a University person anywhere or against a non-University person on University property or at an activity that is sponsored by the University of by a University recognized/related group.
  2. The commission or threatened commission of physical abuse or violence with respect to a University person anywhere, or with respect to any non-University person on University property or at an activity that is sponsored by the University of by a University recognized/related group. Physical abuse or violence includes a striking, forcible restraining, manhandling, or assault, or any similar act that involves physical contact with and poses a danger to the safety or health of another person. A threat shall be understood to mean any act gesture, or words directed toward another person and reasonably evidencing, under all the circumstances, an intention to commit physical abuse or violence. The fact that a threat is expressed conditionally shall not alter its character as misconduct.
  3. Some examples of prohibited behavior include, but are not limited to, physical abuse or assault, verbal abuse, harassment, coercion, murder, battery, stalking, telephone harassment, computer related harassment via social networks, email, or text messages, threats, intimidation, and any other conduct that threatens the health or safety of any person.