Institute Policy on Unlawful Harassment 13-14

Category: Harassment Policies School: California Institute of Technology Statement Rating: Yellow

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Harassment is the creation of a hostile or intimidating environment in which inappropriate conduct, because of its severity and/or persistence, is likely to interfere significantly with an individual’s work or education, or
affect adversely an individual’s living conditions.

Behavior evidently intended to dishonor such characteristics as race, gender, gender expression or identity, national origin or ethnic group, religious belief, sexual orientation, age, or disability is contrary to the pursuit of inquiry and education and may be discriminatory harassment violative of law. Some examples of incidents that may constitute unlawful harassment are … A student tells a racially offensive joke within a study group session with other students.

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