Effective Date Aug 1, 2014

Stalking is defined as engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for one’s safety or the safety of others, or suffer substantial emotional distress.

Stalking behaviors may include, but are not limited to:

  • Non-consensual communication including in-person communication, telephone calls, voice messages, text messages, email messages, social networking site postings, instant messages, postings of pictures or information on websites, written letters, undesired gifts or other communications that place another person in fear
  • Following, pursuing, waiting or showing up uninvited at a workplace, place of residence, classroom or other location frequented by a complainant
  • Surveillance and other types of observation, whether by physical proximity or electronic means
  • Trespassing
  • Vandalism
  • Non-consensual touching
  • Direct physical and/or verbal threats against a complainant or a complainant’s loved ones
  • Gathering of information about a complainant from family, friends, co-workers and/or classmates
  • Manipulative and controlling behaviors such as threats to harm oneself or threats to harm someone close to the complainant
  • Defamation or slander against the complainant