Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment 13-14

Category: Harassment Policies School: University of Rochester Statement Rating: Yellow

Relevant excerpt

Harassment is (1) any unwanted conduct (2) that is intended to cause or could reasonably be
expected to cause an individual or group to feel intimidated, demeaned, abused or fear or have
concern for their personal safety (3) because of their age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status,
military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or other status
protected by law or because of their perceived or actual affiliation or association with individuals or
groups identified by such characteristics and (4) that could reasonably be regarded as so severe,
persistent, or pervasive as to disrupt the living, learning, and/or working environment of the
individual or group. Harassment includes any behavior that is unlawful harassment under applicable
New York State and/or federal law.

Examples of harassment can include, but are not limited to, unwanted physical contact or threats of
physical contact, intimidation, stalking, degrading and derogatory words, graffiti, pictures, jokes,
epithets, statements or stereotyping activities as well as other forms of verbal, visual or written
messages of intimidation.

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