Harassment & Bullying Prevention
defined as a complex phenomenon of unwanted offensive and malicious
behavior which undermines an individual or group through persistently
negative attacks. There is typically an unpredictable and irrational
abuse of power or position that can manifest itself in physical, verbal
or non-verbal forms. There is usually an element of vindictiveness
attached to bullying and the behavior is calculated to undermine,
patronize, humiliate, intimidate or demean the recipient.
is defined as any deplorable words, actions, or behaviors, where the
solitary goal is to demoralize, intimidate, or ruin an individuals self
esteem and self identity. Harassment is an internalized event, caused by
external factors, which wounds the identity and pride of an individual. Harassment
is often an emotional and psychological assault on ones being.
Harassment degrades and humiliates its victims. Harassment is used to
subjugate, and destroy an individuals self-esteem and self-worth.
STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT
The Student Code of Conduct addresses harassment and bullying. Find out more here.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER YOU REPORT
- File a report (see report an incident or seek out one of the resources listed below)
- The incident will be investigated, the victim will be interviewed and options will be explored
- A conduct review may be held with the offender (Level I or Level II)
- Follow-up with the victim
CONTACTS & RESOURCES
Dean of Students Office: College Union 354, 245-5706
Counseling Services: Lauderdale Health Center, 245-5716
Student Conduct & Community Standards: College Union 353, 245-5620
University Police: 19 Schrader, 245-5222 (emergency line) or 245-5651
*Any faculty/staff member can also serve as a resource. Just tell someone! No one deserves to be harassed or bullied.