Cornell College defines abusive or harassing behavior as any verbal, written or physical conduct that is sufficiently serious (i.e. severe, persistent or pervasive) as to limit or deny an individual's ability to participate in or benefit from the college's programs. This includes retaliation against a person who reports, is accused of, or participates in an investigation of student misconduct, or against their family or friends. Such behavior is subject to institutional grievance and student conduct procedures. Acts of abuse, harassment or retaliation should be reported to the Dean of Students. For information about incidents involving bias-related abuse or harassment see the Bias-Related Incident Policy.