Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Violence, and Procedure for Reviewing Complaints 13-14

Category: Harassment Policies, Statement School: Kansas State University Statement Rating: Green

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In this Policy, the term "harassment" can have two different definitions, depending on where the alleged conduct takes place and its context. Harassment meeting either of these definitions is considered discrimination.

In the work and on-campus housing environment, "harassment" is:

Conduct toward a person or persons based on race, color, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, ancestry, disability, genetic information, military status, or veteran status that: (1) has the purpose or effect of: (a) creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment or on-campus housing environment for the person(s); or (b) unreasonably interfering with the work, or on-campus housing, of the person(s); and (2) is sufficiently severe or pervasive that it alters the terms, conditions, or privileges of a person's employment or use of on-campus housing.

In the academic environment, "harassment" is:

Conduct toward a person or persons based on race, color, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, ancestry, disability, genetic information, military status, or veteran status that: (1) has the purpose and effect of: (a) creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational environment for the person(s); or (b) unreasonably interfering with the academic performance or participation in any university-sponsored activity of the person; or (c) threatening the academic opportunities of the person; and (2) is sufficiently severe or pervasive that it alters the terms, conditions, or privileges of the person's academic opportunities or participation in university-sponsored activities.

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