It is the policy of Ultimate Medical Academy that all of its students, alumni, faculty and staff have an educational setting that is safe, secure, and free from harassment and bullying of any kind. UMA will not tolerate bullying and harassment of any type. Conduct that constitutes bullying and harassment, as defined herein, is prohibited. Participation in our communities and in the classroom is a privilege, not a right, and is reserved for members who conduct themselves in a professional and responsible manner. We want everyone to feel comfortable at UMA. If you are found violating this policy it may result in disciplinary action from UMA.
Bullying includes cyberbullying and means systematically and chronically inflicting physical hurt or psychological distress on one or more students or employees. It is further defined as unwanted and repeated written, verbal, or physical behavior, including any threatening, insulting, or dehumanizing gesture, by a student or adult, that is severe or pervasive enough to create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational environment; cause discomfort or humiliation; or unreasonably interfere with the individual’s school performance or participation; and may involve but is not limited to:
- Social Exclusion
- Physical violence
- Sexual, religious, or racial harassment
- Public or private humiliation
- Destruction of property
Cyberbullying means bullying through the use of technology or any electronic communication, which includes, but is not limited to, any transfer of signs, signals, writing, images, sounds, data or intelligence of any nature transmitted in whole or in part by via the internet, phone, mobile phone, text message, email, webpage, video, voicemail, audio transmission, instant message, photo, fax, written document, computer, tablet, smartphone, traditional phone or anything similar not listed above. Cyberbullying includes the creation of a webpage or weblog in which the creator assumes the identity of another person, or the knowing impersonation of another person as the author of posted content or messages, if the creation or impersonation creates any of the conditions enumerated in the definition of bullying. Cyberbullying also includes the distribution by electronic means of a communication to more than one person or the posting of material on an electronic medium that may be accessed by one or more persons, if the distribution or posting creates any of the conditions enumerated in the definition of bullying.