Harassment is a special form of discrimination. It may be based on a person’s race, color, national origin, gender, sex, age, religion, disability, or sexual orientation. It includes a wide range of abusive and humiliating verbal or physical behaviors which are directed against a particular person or persons. In some cases, the conduct may be such that it is clear that it is directed against a particular person or persons, even though the person(s) may not be explicitly identified. While the college considers all discriminatory slurs and conduct to be reprehensible, the creation of a hostile climate for the person(s) against whom the behavior is directed requires more than a casual comment or incidental behavior. The conduct must be sufficiently severe or pervasive to alter the conditions of the person’s employment or educational experience at the college.