Division of Diversity Equity & Inclusion: Sexual Misconduct and Title IX
Florida International University
Harassment is a form of discrimination that encompasses unwelcome conduct based on a person’s protected status. Harassment in violation of FIU-105 depends on the totality of the circumstances, including the nature, frequency, and duration of the conduct in question, the location and context in which it occurs, and the status of the individuals involved. Harassing behaviors may include, but are not limited to:
- Conduct, whether verbal, physical, written, graphic, or electronic that threatens, intimidates, offends, belittles, denigrates, or shows an aversion toward an individual or group.
- Epithets, slurs, negative stereotyping, jokes, or nicknames.
- Written, printed, or graphic material that contains offensive, denigrating, or demeaning comments or pictures.
- The display of offensive, denigrating, or demeaning objects, e-mails, text messages, or cell phone images.