Prohibited harassment is conduct based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability and any other legally protected basis when: … 2. Such conduct creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work, academic, or residential environment; or 3. Such conduct otherwise adversely affects employment or academic opportunities.
Examples of such prohibited conduct when based upon a legally protected status include, but are not limited to:
- Verbal abuse or hostile behavior such as insulting, teasing, mocking, degrading, or ridiculing another person or group;
- Unwelcome or inappropriate physical contact, comments, questions, advances, jokes, epithets, or
- Displays or electronic transmission of derogatory, demeaning, or hostile materials ….