Massachusetts State Universities Equal Opportunity, Diversity and Affirmative Action Plan

Framingham State University

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Discriminatory harassment. A form of discrimination including verbal and/or physical conduct based on legally protected characteristics and/or membership in a protected class that:
1. has the purpose or effect of creating an objectively intimidating or hostile work or educational environment;
2. has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or educational opportunities; or
3. otherwise unreasonably adversely affects an individual’s employment or educational opportunities.


Members of the academic community should not assume that any of the forms of speech described above are protected by the principles of academic freedom or the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.