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Harassment, Hazing, and Bullying (HHB)

Please view the following information about reporting and procedures. With further questions, please consult SVSU Policy #5004.
What is Harrassment?
“Any incident of written, verbal, electronic means, based on or motivated by a student’s or a student’s family member’s actual or perceived race, creed, color, national origin, marital status disability, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity, that has the purpose or effect of objectively creating an intimidating hostile, or offensive environment.”
What is Bullying?
"Repeated incidents of harassment or other incidents with the intention to create an intimidating hostile or offensive environment."
Any incident or incidents relating to a student’s race, creed, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability will not be tolerated and automatically investigated as an incident in violation to our HHB policy. The SVSU takes these matters very seriously and will investigate any suspected or reported incident.
The Reporting Process
Report an incident of Harrassment or Bullying through one of the following processes:
  • Connect with your school’s administrator or Designated Employee. They will start the process by filling out a Student Conduct Form with you
Designated Employees are school officials and staff that can start the HHB process on your behalf. All school administrators are Designated Employees. Additional staff in your schools may also be Designated Employees.
Alternative Ways to Report
Vermont Human Rights Commission
(800) 416-2010 or (802) 828-2480 (voice)
(877) 294-9200 (tty)
(802) 828-2481 (fax)
Email: [email protected]
Office for Civil Rights, Boston Office
U.S. Department of Education
617-289-0111 (voice)
877-521-2172 (tdd)
617-289-0150 (fax)
Email: [email protected]