Civil Rights Offenses

Policies and Procedure

  1. Threatening or causing physical harm, extreme verbal abuse or other conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person on the basis of their actual or perceived membership in a protected class.
  2. Discrimination, defined as actions that deprive other members of the community of educational or employment access, benefits or opportunities on the basis of their actual or perceived membership in a protected class.
  3. Intimidation, defined as implied threats or acts that cause an unreasonable fear of harm in another on the basis of actual or perceived membership in a protected class.
  4. Hazing, defined as acts likely to cause physical or psychological harm or social ostracism to any person within the college community when related to the admission, initiation, pledging or joining any group-affiliation activity on the basis of actual or perceived membership in a protected class. Hazing is also illegal under Nebraska law and prohibited by the college.
  5. Bullying, defined as repeated and/or severe aggressive behavior likely to intimidate or intentionally hurt, control or diminish another person physically or mentally on the basis of actual or perceived membership in a protected class.
  6. Violence between those in an intimate relationship to each other on the basis of actual or perceived membership in a protected class (this includes romantic relationships, dating, domestic and/or relationship violence).
  7. Stalking, defined as a course of conduct directed at a specific person on the basis of actual or perceived membership in a protected class that is unwelcome and would cause a reasonable person to feel fear. Also defined as repetitive and menacing pursuit, following, harassing and/or interfering with the peace and/or safety of another.
  8. Any other college policies may fall within this section when a violation is motivated by the actual or perceived membership of the victim on the basis of sex or gender or in a protected class and may be pursued using this procedure.

Sanctions range from reprimand up through and including expulsion (students) or termination of employment.