Definitions and clarification of different offences

  • Definitions and clarification of different offences:


    Harassment is the creation of a hostile environment by conduct or by verbal threats, intimidation or abuse that has or would have the effect of unreasonably and substantially interfering with a student's educational performance, opportunities or benefits, or mental, emotional or physical well-being; or conduct, verbal threats, intimidation or abuse that reasonably causes or would reasonably be expected to cause a student to fear for his or her physical safety.


    Bullying is an unwanted aggressive behavior that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. In addition, the offender intends to cause harm.   


    Hazing is intentionally or recklessly engaging in conduct during the course of another person's initiation into or affiliation with any organization, which creates a substantial risk of physical injury to such other person or a third person and thereby causes such injury.


    Discrimination is a form of denial of admission into or exclusion on the basis of race, disability, color, sex, weight, sexual orientation, national origin, gender (which includes a person’s actual or perceived sex, as well as gender identity and expression), ethnic group, religion, religious practice.