Code of Student Conduct: Definitions 13-14

Category: Harassment Policies, Statement School: Western Carolina University Statement Rating: Green

Relevant excerpt

The term "unlawful harassment" means unwelcome or unsolicited speech or conduct
based upon race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, military
veteran status, political affiliation or sexual orientation that creates a hostile environment
for students, or denies or limits a student's ability to participate in or to receive benefits,
services, or opportunities in the University's programs, or interferes with an employee's
work performance. ...
UNC Board of Governors Policy Manual 700.4.2 states and requires:
No student shall threaten, coerce, harass or intimidate another person or identifiable
group of persons, in a manner that is unlawful or in violation of a constitutionally valid
University policy, while on University premises or at University-sponsored activities based
upon the person’s race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, disability, or veteran status. No student shall engage in unlawful
harassment leading to a hostile environment. Unlawful harassment includes conduct that
creates a hostile environment by meeting the following criteria: It is:
a. Directed toward a particular person or persons;
b. Based upon the person’s race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual
orientation, gender-identify, creed, disability, or veteran status;
c. Unwelcome;
d. Severe or pervasive;
e. Objectively offensive; and
f. So unreasonably interferes with the target person’s employment, academic
pursuits, or participation in University-sponsored activities as to effectively deny
equal access to the University’s resources and opportunities.

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