Student Handbook: Bias-Related Harassment 13-14

Category: Harassment Policies School: Bucknell University Statement Rating: Yellow

Relevant excerpt

Bucknell University prohibits and makes subject to sanction bias-related harassment, which it defines as follows: Physical or verbal conduct by a person or group targeted at an individual’s or group’s race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, or disability, which conduct, in the view of a reasonable person, has the purpose or effect of creating a significantly intimidating or hostile educational, work, or living environment, significantly interfering with an individual’s educational or work performance.

When a student, professor or staff member is actively subjected to others’ stereotypes or generalizations about an inherent trait that he or she has — a disabling condition, for example — the climate is no longer “receptive, welcoming and supportive.” And the atmosphere of danger and fear that can result may interfere with his or her ability to learn or work. That is, harassment may occur.

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