Student Handbook: Sexual Harassment and Harassment Policy 13-14

Category: Harassment Policies School: Armstrong State University Statement Rating: Red

Relevant excerpt

Harassment is defined as verbal or physical conduct that denigrates or shows hostility or aversion toward an individual because of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age or disability or that of their relatives, friends or associates, and that:

  • Has the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive work or study environment; or
  • Has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or study performance; or
  • Otherwise adversely affects an individual’s employment or study opportunities.

Examples of harassing conduct include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Epithets, slurs, negative stereotyping, or threatening, intimidating or hostile acts that relate to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age or disability; and
  • Written or graphic material that does not serve an academic purpose that denigrates or shows hostility or aversion toward an individual or group because of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age or disability and that is placed on walls, bulletin boards or elsewhere on university premises or circulated in the workplace or the classroom.

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