Office of Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity: An Overview of Services and Complaint and Grievance Procedures 13-14

Category: Harassment Policies School: University of Oregon Statement Rating: Red

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Discriminatory Harassment: This is conduct that unreasonably discriminates among individuals on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, and that is sufficiently severe or pervasive that it interferes with work or academic performance because it has created an intimidating, hostile, or degrading environment and would have such an effect on a reasonable person of the alleged victim’s status. Discriminatory harassment includes sexual and racial harassment.

Racial Harassment: This is conduct that disparages, ridicules, and/or is physically abusive of a person based on that person’s race.

Sexual Harassment: With respect to behavior by UO employees directed toward UO students, sexual harassment is defined as:
Any sexual advance, any request for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature by a UO employee when … such conduct interferes with the work or academic performance of a student because it has created an intimidating, hostile, or
offensive working or academic environment for the student who is the object of the conduct and a reasonable person of that student’s gender would have been affected similarly to the student.

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