Harassment, other than sexual harassment, is verbal, physical, written, or other conduct that denigrates or shows hostility or
aversion to an individual on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, age, national origin, ethnicity, disability, veterans status,
sexual orientation, marital status, or any basis prohibited by law when from the objective standpoint of a reasonable person
such conduct substantially interferes with an individual's work or school performance, creating an intimidating, hostile or
offensive working or learning environment even if the person engaging in the conduct does not intend to interfere, intimidate,
or be hostile or offensive. Harassment based on any of the characteristics listed above is strictly prohibited by this policy.
The conduct must be sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates a hostile or abusive educational or working