Discriminatory Harassment is verbal or physical conduct that demeans or shows hostility, or aversion, toward an individual because of his/her race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, age, disability, or because of retaliation for engaging in protected activity and that:
- Has the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive learning or working environment; or
- Has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s learning or work performance; or
- Otherwise adversely affects an individual’s employment opportunities or ability to be successful academically. Harassing conduct includes, but is not limited to the following:
- Epithets, slurs, jokes, negative stereotyping or threatening, intimidating or hostile acts that relate to a person’s race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age or disability.
- Written or graphic material which demeans or shows hostility or aversion toward an individual or group because of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age or disability and is posted on walls, bulletin boards, e-mail or elsewhere on the campus.
- Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for decisions affecting an individual’s employment or grades.