*Imbalance of power: Using physical strength, access to embarrassing information, popularity (using bullying as a means to keep popularity/power OR using bullying as a means to climb the social ladder and/or lower someone else’s popularity), etc. to control or harm others.
Harassment Definition: Harassment is unwelcome conduct based on a protected class (race, national origin, color, sex-based (including sexual orientation), age, disability, religion) that is severe, pervasive, or persistent and creates a hostile environment. Harassment also includes sexual harassment, which refers to behaviors that are not welcome, that are personally offensive, that debilitate morale, and that interfere with the academic performance of its victims or their peers. Sexual harassment may also include, but is not limited to, actions such as sexually-oriented verbal “kidding” or abuse, pressure for sexual activity, sexual contact and unwelcomed touching, display of sexually suggestive objects or pictures, demands for sexual favors accompanied by implied or overt promises of preferential treatment or threats concerning an individual’s employment or academic status, any job or academic-related action that is based upon an individual’s acceptance of, resistance to, or refusal of sexual overtures.
Intimidation Definition: Intimidation is behaving in such a way as to make another feel timid or fearful. This includes overt or implied threats and/or physical gestures.
*See Bullying, Harassment, and Intimidation Policy for additional definitions and procedures: http://goo.gl/r6bWnW
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