The University of Georgia’s Workplace Violence Policy prohibits bullying, which it defines as: “Unwanted offensive and malicious behavior that undermines an individual or group through persistently negative attacks.  The behavior generally includes an element of vindictiveness, and is intended to undermine, patronize, humiliate, intimidate or demean the recipient.” 

Enforcement of the Workplace Violence Policy, including receipt and investigation of complaints, is handled by Sige Burden, Sr. Director, Faculty & Staff Relations, (706) 542-9231 or sburden@uga.edu.

However, bullying that involves any of the categories protected under the University’s Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy (“NDAH Policy”) (e.g., race, color, sex (including sexual harassment and pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity or national origin, religion, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status) will be investigated by the Equal Opportunity Office as potential discriminatory harassment.

Bullying behavior by a student that does not involve any of the categories protected under the NDAH Policy can be addressed by UGA's Office of Student Conduct, (706) 542-1131 or conduct@uga.edu.

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