Student Handbook: Bias Policy and Acts of Intolerance- Harassment 13-14

Category: Harassment Policies School: Union College Statement Rating: Red

Relevant excerpt

[A]s a supportive and collegial community, Union College also prohibits bias-related student behavior that demeans or humiliates other community members even if the conduct is not so egregious as to violate the law.

Harassment refers to unwelcome conduct based on race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, military or veteran status, age and disability or any other characteristic protected by law that unreasonably interferes with an individual’s ability to work, learn or participate in the College’s programs or creates an environment that is hostile, offensive, or intimidating. Harassment of this type is usually referred to as “hostile environment” harassment. Harassing conduct can occur in various forms, including: Verbal – such as using ethnic, racial, religious or other slurs to refer to a person, or jokes or comments that demean a person on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, age or disability. Physical – such as physical threats toward or intimidation of another on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, age or disability. Visual – such as creating or displaying racially, ethnically, religiously offensive pictures, symbols, cartoons, or graffiti. Communication-based – such as phone calls, emails, text messages, chats or blogs that offend, demean, or intimidate another on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, age or disability.

Download full policy