Campus Environment Team – Linking Partnerships of Diversity – Campus Environment Team Summary – Appendix B

By August 28, 2013

1. As a further example of harassment described in section B(2) above, the anti-harassment policy also applies to speech or conduct by a University official or other state actor that is merely a vehicle for substantially interfering with a protected interest through discrimination prohibited by the fourteenth amendment or related statutes, such as:

a. a professor’s stated requirement in a mathematics class that all female students sit in the back of the class on the stereotyped assumption that each of them has a low aptitude for learning mathematics; or

b. the psychological equivalent of requiring the female students to sit in the back of a mathematics class, such as repeated statements by the mathematics professor that the female students in the class should not hope or try to match the performance of the male students.