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H. Abusive Conduct or Sexual Misconduct

H. Abusive Conduct or Sexual Misconduct

Prohibited behaviors include:

  1. Physical abuse of any kind including but not limited to fighting, assaults, or actions which result in physical harm
  2. Sexual Misconduct or Abuse: Please see definitions for sexual misconduct, which includes sexual harassment as defined by University policy. Please also see the definitions available here.
  3. Hazing for the purpose of pledging, initiation, admission into, affiliation with, or as a condition for maintaining membership in a group, organization, or team. Hazing is any intentional, knowing or reckless act, whether on or off campus, which endangers the mental or physical health and safety of any person, regardless of consent or which violates public law or University policy  01:110 – Hazing  
  4. Bias-related acts of violence, intimidation, harassment and/or discrimination. For more information see UM Policy 01:120
  5. Harassment. Harassment is conduct that is sufficiently severe or pervasive so as to threaten an individual or substantially interfere with the individual’s education, employment or access to University programs, activities or opportunities and that would detrimentally affect a reasonable person under the same circumstances. This includes harassment occurring through the use of various forms of technology and media commonly referred to as cyber-stalking and cyber-bullying
  6. Voyeurism is the secret viewing of another person in a place where that person would have a reasonable expectation of privacy. This includes recording images of a person where they would have a reasonable expectation of privacy.
  7. Distributing a private image. Per Alabama law, a person commits the crime of distributing a private image if he or she knowingly posts, emails, texts, transmits, or otherwise distributes a private image with the intent to harass, threaten, coerce, or intimidate the person depicted when the depicted person has not consented to the transmission and the depicted person had a reasonable expectation of privacy against transmission of the private image. Recording and/or disseminating a private image for the purpose of ridicule or embarrassment when the depicted person had a reasonable expectation of privacy also constitutes a violation of University policy. For the purposes of this policy, an image includes photographs, digital image, video, film or other recording of a person.
  8. Lewd behavior and/or indecent conduct or exposure.