Housing Handbook: Harassment 13-14

Category: Harassment Policies School: University of Alaska Fairbanks Statement Rating: Yellow

Relevant excerpt

UAF policy prohibits behavior based on another person’s status that has the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or educational environment.

Sometimes discriminatory harassment is intentional and meant to be offensive. Often it is less obvious, yet equally offensive. Behaviors that may constitute harassment include:

* Racial, ethnic, or other slurs
* Malicious name calling
* Anonymous notes or phone calls
* Derogatory graffiti or electronic mail messages
* Stereotyping the experiences, background, and skills of individuals or groups
* Threatening members of diverse groups
* Making inconsiderate or mean-spirited jokes
* Imitating stereotypes in speech or mannerisms
* Preventing access to any University resources or activities
* Creating a hostile environment in any University activity
* Attributing objections to any of the above to “hypersensitivity” of the targeted individual or group

Gender harassment: Persistent, unwelcome remarks based on gender and/or sexual stereotyping.

Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that has the effect of interfering with an individual’s living/working environment and/or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive living or academic environment.

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