Student Handbook: Harassment Policy 13-14

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

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Discriminatory harassment is conduct that is sufficiently severe or pervasive that it creates a hostile working or academic environment which unreasonably interferes with, limits or denies educational or employment access, benefits or opportunities on the basis on a person’s protected status, including race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identification, age, religious creed, physical and/or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status or other status protected by this policy and anti-discrimination and anti-harassment statutes.

Examples of sexual harassment may include: … 4. A severe, persistent or pervasive pattern of unwelcome conduct that would discomfort or humiliate a reasonable person at whom the conduct was directed that includes one or more of the following: (1) unnecessary touching, patting, hugging, or brushing against a person’s body; (2) remarks of a sexual nature about a person’s clothing or body; (3) remarks about a sexual activity or speculations about previous sexual experience; or (4) other objectively offensive comments of a sexual nature, including persistent or pervasive sexually explicit statements, questions, jokes, or anecdotes;

5. Severe, persistent, or pervasive visual displays of suggestive, erotic, or degrading sexually-oriented images that are not pedagogically appropriate;

6. Letters, notes or electronic mail containing comments, words, or images described above.

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