To be a violation of this policy, the behavior must create a hostile environment.
Harassment – A form of discrimination consisting of unwanted conduct that is so severe, pervasive, or persistent that it creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment that would cause a reasonable person substantial emotional distress and undermine the ability to work, study, learn, or participate in regular life activities or in the activities of the University, and actually does cause the harassed person(s) these difficulties.
Responsible Individuals – All University employees (except those defined as Confidential Resources) and any contractor, vendor or volunteer who (a) supervises employees, students, or other contractors or vendors; or (b) teaches, coaches, or advises students; or (c) has management authority related to a University sponsored program or activity.
“But perhaps the most exciting thing about this opportunity is the potential for growing awareness about domestic and dating violence among the campus community.” Boise State’s College of Social Sciences and Public Affairs (SSPA) took the lead with the Women’s Center in forging the partnership with Verizon Wireless.
“UHope Line’s alignment with our programming in social work, psychology and criminal justice, where we educate the professionals who will one day be among those advocating for victims of domestic abuse, made this a natural partnership for us,” said Melissa Lavitt, dean of SSPA.
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Boise State University Policy # 1065 Effective Date: April 1, 2014 Revised: March 2015 Purpose: This policy details the University’s commitment to providing a learning, working and living environment free from sex and gender-based discrimination, harassment, and violence.
Domestic/Dating Abuse and Violence – Harassment on the basis of sex or gender that is intended to harm, threaten, intimidate, or control another person in a relationship of a romantic or intimate nature, regardless of whether that relationship is ongoing or has concluded or the number of interactions between the individuals involved.
This often takes the form of abuse, whether physical, sexual, verbal, emotional, or technological.The Boise State UHope Line program, the first such university partnership with Verizon Wireless in the western U.S., will benefit the Boise State Women’s Center, which works to raise awareness about policies, services and programs at Boise State that affect women.Boise State has partnered with Verizon Wireless to introduce UHope Line, an expansion of the company’s Hope Line wireless phone recycling program.The new program will increase awareness of dating violence, provide aid to domestic violence survivors and encourage college students to help the environment by recycling their no longer used wireless devices.The UHope Line program features three permanent cell phone collection bins placed in high-traffic areas across the Boise State campus.