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• Domestic violence includes asserted violent misdemeanor and felony offenses committed by the victim's current or former spouse, current or former cohabitant, person similarly situated under domestic or family violence law, or anyone else protected under domestic or family violence law
• Dating violence means violence by a person who has been in a romantic or intimate relationship with the victim. Whether there was such relationship will be gauged by its length, type, and frequency of interaction.
• Stalking means intentional and repeated harassment or following of another person, or repeatedly emailing, texting, calling or use of other “cyber” venues to be “present” in another person’s life which places that person in reasonable fear that the perpetrator intends to injure, intimidate, or harass that person. Stalking also includes instances where the perpetrator knows or reasonably should know that the person is frightened, intimidated, or harassed, even if the perpetrator lacks such intent. Examples of stalking behavior include, but are not limited to:
o Followingorconductingsurveillanceofthepersonbeingstalked
o Inappropriateconfrontations,communicationsorapproachesbetweenthe
stalker and the victim
o Repeated,unsolicitedanduninvitedvisitsatthevictim’splaceofbusinessor
o Receiptofunwantedcommunications,telephonecalls,texts,orpagesfrom
the stalker to the victim
o Threateningofthevictiminanywaybythestalker,eitherverballyor
o Threateninganyofthevictim’sfamilyorfriendsbythestalker
o Receiptofanyunwantedcontact,includingemails,texts,letters,orgiftsfrom
the stalker to the victim
o Repeatedlysendingunwantedmessages,emails,orothercommunicationsto
the victim by the stalker
o Usingonlinesocialmediainappropriatelytorefertoorestablishcontactwith
the victim by the stalker
o Anydamagetothevictim’spropertybythestalker
o Physicalassault,howeverinsignificant,tothevictimbythestalker o Sexualassaultorthreatsofsuchtothevictimbythestalker
o Assaultingorkillingthevictim’spetbythestalker
o Spreadingfalserumorsorgossipaboutthevictimbythestalker
o Filinganythingfalseagainstthevictimbythestalker
Bullying: Workplace and/or classroom bullying is defined as persistent, malicious, unwelcome, severe, and pervasive mistreatment that harms, intimidates, offends, degrades or humiliates an employee or student, whether verbal, physical or otherwise, including “cyber” bullying, in the course of employment, or pursuit of education. Any employee found in violation of this policy, will be disciplined, up to and including immediate termination. Any student found in violation of the Student Code of Conduct, as it relates to this policy, will be disciplined, up to and including, immediate expulsion from the college*. Examples of bullying behavior include, but are not limited to:
• Being held to a different standard than the rest of an employee’s work group;
• Consistent ignoring or interrupting of an employee in front of co-workers;
• Personal attacks (angry outbursts, excessive profanity, or name-calling);
• Encouragement of others to turn against, marginalize, or ostracize the targeted
• Use of email, internet, or other “cyber” venues to denigrate the targeted employee.

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