Office of Institutional Equity and Equal Opportunity: Discrimination and Harassment Procedures 13-14

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

Relevant excerpt

Harassment becomes a violation of University policy when: … The conduct is sufficiently severe, pervasive or persistent to interfere with an individual’s work, academic or program participation, or creates an environment that a reasonable person would consider intimidating, hostile, or offensive.

Conduct prohibited under this policy may include, but is not limited to the following:

Racial Harassment
• Offensive jokes, slurs, epithets, or name calling
• Unwelcome remarks attributing an individual’s conduct, habits or lifestyles
to his/her race or ethnicity
• Taunting about a person’s race, color or national origin
• Exclusion because of one’s race or ethnic background
• The production and distribution of hate literature

Other Forms of Harassment
• Physical threats
• Intimidation, ridicule or mockery
• Insulting words or slogans
• Offensive objects or pictures • Conduct that interferes with or limits the ability to participate in or benefit
from services or privileges provided by the University.

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