11.4 Students Who Retaliate

In order to maintain a hostility-free educational environment, university policies seek to protect students from the harassing behaviors of other community members. Students and other covered individuals who make good-faith reports are protected from retaliation by faculty or staff members, as explained above. Retaliatory behavior also is prohibited under the Code of Student Life and under other university rules affecting students. Although students are not agents of the university, an individual enrolled in a university academic course may be subject to disciplinary sanctions if they threaten, assault, or harass a student or faculty or staff member in retaliation for making a report. Sanctions also may be imposed in cases where no report has been filed but a student threatens to retaliate against one who does make a report.