Student Handbook - Stalking

• The term "stalking" means engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to
(1) Fear for the person's safety or the safety of others; or
(2) Suffer substantial emotional distress.
• For the purposes of this definition
(1) Course of conduct means two or more acts, including, but not limited to, acts which the stalker directly, indirectly, or through third parties, by any action, method, device, or means follows, monitors, observes, surveils, threatens, or communicates to or about, a person, or interferes with a person's property.
(2) Substantial emotional distress means significant mental suffering or anguish that may, but does not necessarily, require medical or other professional treatment or counseling.
(3) Reasonable persons means a reasonable person under similar circumstances and with similar identities to the victim.
• For the purposes of complying with the requirements of this section and section 668.41, any incident meeting this definition is considered a crime for the purposes of Clery Act reporting.

• Stalking is defined in Ohio criminal statutes in O.R.C. Section 2903.211 Menacing by stalking
(1) No person by engaging in a pattern of conduct shall knowingly cause another person to believe that the offender will cause physical harm to the other person or cause mental distress to the other person.
(2) No person, through the use of any electronic method of remotely transferring information, including, but not limited to, any computer, computer network, computer program, or computer system, shall post a message with purpose to urge or incite another to commit a violation of division (A) (1) of this section.
(3) No person, with a sexual motivation, shall violate division (A) (1) or (2) of this section.