Harassment and/or Retaliation shall mean any act which leads to a hostile
environment including conduct that is
- directed toward a particular person or persons,
- based upon the person’s race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender-identity, creed, disability, veteran status, political affiliation or student organization affiliation,
- severe or pervasive, and
- so objectively offensive that it unreasonably interferes with the target person’s employment, academic pursuits, or participation in University-sponsored activities such that it effectively denies equal access to the University’s resources and opportunities.