Harassment: Students 13-14

Category: Harassment Policies School: University of Vermont Statement Rating: Green

Relevant excerpt

A. “Harassment” means an incident or incidents of verbal, written, visual, or physical conduct based on or motivated by a student’s or a student’s family member’s actual or perceived race, creed, color, national origin, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, or disability that has the purpose or effect of objectively and substantially undermining and detracting from or interfering with a student’s educational performance or access to school resources or creating an objectively intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment.

B. “Harassment” includes conduct which violates subdivision (A) of this definition and constitutes one or more of the following: B.1. Sexual harassment, which means conduct that includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal, written, visual, or physical conduct of a sexual nature when one or both of the following occur: B.1.a Submission to that conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of a student’s education. B.1.b Submission to or rejection of such conduct by a student is used as a component of the basis for decisions affecting that student. B.2 Racial harassment, which means conduct directed at the characteristics of a student’s or a student’s family member’s actual or perceived race or color, and includes the use of epithets, stereotypes, racial slurs, comments, insults, derogatory remarks, gestures, threats, graffiti, display, or circulation of written or visual material, and taunts on manner of speech and negative references to racial customs. B.3. Harassment also includes verbal, written, visual, or physical communications and/or conduct based on or motivated by a student’s age that has the purpose or effect (1) of substantially interfering with a student’s educational performance or access to University resources or (2) of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive learning environment. Harassment may include the use of epithets, stereotypes, slurs, comments, insults, derogatory remarks, gestures, threats, graffiti, display, or circulation of written or visual material, taunts, and negative references related to age.

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