Engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person (i) to fear for his or her safety or the safety of immediate family members or close acquaintances, or (ii) to suffer substantial emotional distress. 

Course of conduct means two or more acts, including, but not limited to, acts in which the stalker directly, indirectly, or through third parties, by any action, method, device or means, follows, monitors, observes, surveils, threatens, or communicates to or about a person, or interferes with person's property.  Reasonable person means a reasonable person under similar circumstances and with similar identities to the victim.  Substantial emotional distress means significant mental suffering or anguish that may, but does not necessarily, require medical, or other professional treatment or counseling.

Stalking that involves a sexual or amorous relationship aspect or a prohibited bias factor (e.g., race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity or national origin, religion, age, genetic information, disability status or veteran status) will be addressed by the Equal Opportunity Office.  Where there is no sexual or amorous relationship aspect and no prohibited bias factor involved, stalking by an employee will be addressed by Human Resources or the Office of Legal Affairs and stalking by a student will be addressed by the Office of Student Conduct.

Types of Discrimination