IV. Conduct Behavior

Ponderosa Village is committed to creating and maintaining a working, learning, and social environment that is free from violence, Ponderosa Village has zero tolerance for behavior such as:

a.     Abusive Behavior & Hazing
           A.     Abusive behavior and/or threats or any attempts to obstruct Ponderosa Village staff from accomplishing their duties is prohibited.
           B.     Hazing is prohibited.  Hazing is defined as any method of initiation into or affiliation with the university or college, a student organization, a sports team, an academic association, or other group engaged in by an individual that intentionally or recklessly endangers another individual. 
b.     Sexual Assault & Sexual Harassment
           A.     Sexual harassment towards any person is prohibited. Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other visual, verbal or physical conduct of a sexual or gender bias nature constitute sexual harassment when the conduct is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive so as to interfere with or limit a student's ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities or opportunities offered by the University ("hostile environment").  Sexual harassment includes sexual violence, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking and coercion.
           B.     Sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual coercion, sexual battery, or rape of any person is prohibited. Sexual assault, is the use of, or threat to use, force or violence of a sexual nature, defined as sexual assault, against any member or guest of the University community on University-owned or University-controlled property or at any University sponsored program.  This behavior includes any sexual activity that is carried out without the express consent of all parties involved, including, but not limited to attempted or completed non­consensual sexual acts. A person is incapable of giving consent due to the victim's use of drugs or alcohol. 
c.     Stalking, Physical, Written, or Verbal Abuse and Harassment
           A.     Threats, assault, or physical, psychological, written or verbal abuse, intimidation, coercion or bullying which is sufficiently severe, persistent pervasive so as to interfere with or limit a student's ability to participate or benefit from the educational services, activities or opportunities offered by the University, including, but not limited to, that which constitutes discrimination or harassment relating to race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or any other protected class, is prohibited.
           B.     Harassment in any form towards any person and/or group, through any medium (including electronic) is prohibited.
           C.     Stalking is prohibited.  Stalking is defined to be when a person who, without lawful authority, willfully or maliciously engages in a course of conduct that would cause a reasonable person to feel terrorized, frightened, intimidated, harassed or fearful for the immediate safety of a family or household member, and that actually causes the victim to feel terrorized, frightened, intimidated, harassed or fearful for the immediate safety of a family or household member, commits the crime of stalking.