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Northwest Missouri State University

Harassing Email

Harassment and intimidation of individuals via email on the basis of race, sex, or religion, as well as ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability is strictly prohibited.  Harassing is defined as repeated unwanted attention.  This does not include chain letters or unsolicited mass mailings.

Use of campus email to harass others will result in disciplinary action through the Student Faculty Discipline Committee and /or legal action through University Police.

If you are the recipient of harassing email, it is important to keep copies of these messages in your Inbox. Do not delete the harassing message or messages!  Copies of the messages will be needed as evidence for the violation in question.

Harassment complaints received from outside sources with evidence that shows a Northwest user violated university policy and/or local, state or federal law will be handled in the same manner as an on-campus violation.

Report harassing email to University Police at 660-562-1254, including all threats to persons and property.  You can also fill out the online University Police complaint form at:

If you are the victim of harassment, you are strongly encouraged to talk not only to University Police, but to Northwest's experienced and caring counselors at the Wellness Center at 660.562.1348.  The Wellness Center's counselors can provide you with invaluable crisis support.

If you are not sure about whether or no tan email or emails constitute harassment and don't want to contact University Police before discussing your situation, you can contact the Information Technology-Client Computing Help Desk at 660.562.1634 for guidance.