Student Handbook: University Policies- Anti-Harassment Policy 13-14

Category: Harassment Policies School: Johns Hopkins University Statement Rating: Yellow

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  1. The University is committed to maintaining learning and working environments that are free from all forms of harassment and discrimination. Accordingly, harassment based on sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression*, veteran status, or other legally protected characteristic is prohibited. The University will not tolerate harassment, sexual harassment or retaliation in the workplace or educational environment whether committed by faculty, staff, or students, or by visitors to Hopkins while they are on campus. Each member of the community is responsible for fostering civility, for being familiar with this policy, and for refraining from conduct that violates this policy.
  2. For purposes of this policy, harassment is defined as:
    1. any type of behavior which is based on sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, that
    2. is so severe or pervasive that it interferes with an individual’s work or academic performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive working or academic environment.
  3. Harassment when directed at an individual because of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, personal appearance, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic may include, but is not limited to: unwanted physical contact; use of epithets, inappropriate jokes, comments or innuendos; obscene or harassing telephone calls, emails, letters, notes or other forms of communication; and, any conduct that may create a hostile working or academic environment.

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