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Stalking

Stalking


What to do if you or someone you know is being stalked?

Contact a staff member in Student Life, your Resident Assistant or you can email your concern to: cgreig@tamut.edu.

Stalking is a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to have fear. Course of conduct is defined as “as a pattern composed of more than one act over a period of time, however short, evidencing a continuity of conduct.” Stalking behavior includes, but is not limited to, any of the following.

a. Non-consensual communication, including face-to-face communication, telephone calls, voice messages, e-mails, written letters, gifts, or any other communications that are undesired and place another person in fear.

b. Use of online, electronic, or digital technologies, including:

i. Posting of pictures or information in chat rooms or on Web sites

ii. Sending unwanted/unsolicited email or talk requests

iii. Posting private or public messages on Internet sites, social networking sites, and/or school bulletin boards

iv. Installing spyware on a survivor’s computer

v. Using Global Positioning Systems (GPS) to monitor a victim

c. Pursuing, following, waiting, or showing up uninvited at or near a residence, workplace, classroom, or other places frequented by the survivor

d. Surveillance or other types of observation, including staring or “peeping”

e. Trespassing

f. Vandalism

g. Non-consensual touching

h. Direct verbal or physical threats

i. Gathering information about an individual from friends, family, and/or coworkers

j. Threats to harm self or others

k. Defamation – lying to others about the victim