Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives: Resource Guide on Prohibited Harassment 13-14

Category: Harassment Policies School: Michigan State University Statement Rating: Yellow

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Harassment of any kind occurs when a University community member is subject to unwelcome conduct based on a protected category that: 1. Is objectively and subjectively severe, persistent or pervasive, and; 2. Creates an unreasonable interference with the individual’s work or educational experience.

Q: What are the types of conduct that may constitute prohibited harassment? A: There is not an exhaustive list of the types of conduct that may amount to harassment based on the different protected categories, but examples include: … offensive jokes; … insults or put-downs; offensive objects or pictures….

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