General: Mott Community College encourages and promotes an environment of civility and mutual respect among its diverse employees and student body. Faculty, staff, and students should treat one another in a respectful manner with civility, honesty, and courtesy. Each individual is expected to have regard for the dignity and needs of the people with whom they work and interact. Employees and students are reminded that freedom of expression comes with a responsibility to respect the rights and reputations of others.
College employees and students are expected to avoid behavior on or off campus or during College activities that substantially interferes with and creates an intimidating, hostile college environment (including the use of technology). Examples of these behaviors may include but are not limited to:
- Bullying or harassment—any conduct reasonably perceived as being malicious, intimidating, hostile, humiliating, threatening, disparaging, likely to evoke fear of physical harm or is motivated by bias or prejudice based upon any actual/perceived characteristic. This includes comments, gestures, graphics, written statements, or physical acts (including, but not limited to, the use of electronically transmitted acts to cyberbully by way of cell phone, computer, or wireless handheld device).
- Screaming and yelling with an intent to humiliate or intimidate.
- Retaliatory actions
Reviewed: January 23, 2017
Approved: February 27, 2017