Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance: Discrimination, Bias and Hate Crimes- Helpful Definitions

Florida Gulf Coast University

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Harassment: Unwelcome conduct, including electronic and written communication that is based upon race, color, religion, age, disability, sex, national origin, marital status, genetic predisposition, sexual orientation, gender identity/gender expression, and/or veteran status. Harassment is further defined as behavior so severe, pervasive, or persistent that it limits a student’s ability to participate in or benefit from an educational program, undermines the responsibilities of the employee, and/or creates a hostile working or learning environment.