Student Handbook: Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Policy 13-14

Category: Harassment Policies School: Hamilton College Statement Rating: Green

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Definition of Prohibited Conduct

A. Harassment

  1. Hamilton College defines harassment as verbal or physical conduct based on a person’s race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, gender or gender identity, age, sexual and affectional orientation/associations, genetic information or mental/physical disabilities that is sufficiently severe, pervasive, persistent or patently offensive that it has the effect of unreasonably interfering with that person’s work or academic performance, or that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working, educational, or living environment, from both a subjective (the complainant’s) and an objective (any reasonable person’s) viewpoint.
  2. Hamilton College defines non-discriminatory harassment as verbal or physical conduct that is sufficiently severe, pervasive, persistent or patently offensive that it has the effect of unreasonably interfering with that person’s work or academic performance, or that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working, educational, or living environment, from both a subjective (the complainant’s) and an objective (any reasonable person’s) viewpoint.
  3. Hamilton College defines sexual harassment as unwelcome verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that has the effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or academic performance or that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working, educational, or living environment. A form of quid pro quo (this for that) sexual harassment exists when submission to or rejection of unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature results in adverse educational or employment action, or the threat of such adverse action, or limits or denies an individual’s educational or employment access, benefits or opportunities.
  4. Hamilton College defines retaliatory harassment as verbal or physical conduct that occurs in response to a complaint of harassment. Zero tolerance extends to those who retaliate for complaints of harassment. Hamilton Colleg

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