Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities: University Anti-Harassment Policy 13-14

Category: Harassment Policies School: Ball State University Statement Rating: Green

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Harassment of students or employees at Ball State University on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, gender*, sexual orientation, age, or physical or mental disability is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. … The term “harassment,” as used in Paragraph 1 of the policy refers to verbal, physical, graphic, or written conduct that has the purpose or effect of creating a hostile or intimidating environment; i.e., conduct which is sufficiently severe, pervasive, or persistent that it interferes significantly with an individual’s employment, education, or living conditions. The conduct alleged to constitute harassment under this policy will be evaluated from the perspective of a reasonable person similarly situated to the complainant and considering all of the facts and circumstances.

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